Investment and Savings Teacher Resources

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Students explore a company's financial performance. In this investing lesson, students discover how to look at a company's revenue and assess peformance. Students decide if they would like to invest in the company.
Although designed as an assessment, consider using this resource as the basis for a lesson on reading comprehension strategies or as a practice exercise. The five multiple choice questions, based on a short passage about stock market investing, are followed by a richly detailed answer and explanation key. Groups could discuss strategies they used to answer the questions and then compare theirs to those suggested by the resource.
In this simple and compound interest worksheet, students find the ending balance to simple interest problems. They determine the total value of investments compounded over a period of years. This four-page worksheet contains 20 interest problems. Answers are provided on the last two pages.
Eleventh graders confront basic personal finance choices they will face throughout their lives. There is a natural progression to the lessons, beginning with career choices, leading into budgeting and planning, and ending with the impact of credit and long-term savings and investing.
Eleventh graders are provided with an overview of the saving and investing process, how interest rates impact the decisions that savers and borrowers make and examines how the economic choices individuals make lead to certain positive and negative consequences.
In this interest problem activity, students read investment problems and determine necessary information. They compute the amount of simple interest earned, find the principal, or determine the time. They identify the principal, interest, and rate. This three-page activity contains explanations, examples and eight problems. Answers are provided at the bottom of the page.
Students analyze and create a budget. In this algebra lesson, students create a budget based on their income and spending. They control their investments, personal accounts, and create graphs and charts to show their spending.
Students investigate the stock market and investing in corporate stocks by creating an investment portfolio. They develop database worksheets that track their stock's performance over a specified period of time. Students use their stock data to create a performance report.
Students watch a Biz Kidz video about money, learn what they can do with money, and fill out worksheets on what they learn. Students learn about spending, saving, donating, and investing.
Students analyze the performance of their portfolio investments to learn students should not be driven by short term gains and losses. In this portfolio investments lesson plan, students view the investment portfolios and answer the given questions as well as complete the table. Students finish with three final questions.
Students explore the concept of investing in stocks. In this investing in stocks lesson, students discuss how on-line stock traders have helped people save money. Students discuss ways in which companies can make a product or service more available to average Americans.
Students identify one or more factors that contribute to real economic growth, including at least one investment each in human capital, physical capital, and technology, explain how technological changes and investments in capital can result in real economic growth, and read articles and underline text from at least three newspapers identifying factors contributing to real economic growth.
Students explore the concept of personal finances. In this personal finances instructional activity, students identify their income and expenses. Students create a budget for their spending, saving, investing, and donating habits. Students draw graphs to represent their budgets.
Students read comments posted by We Seed users about the companies they invested in, posttheir own comments, and adjust their Portfolios. In this investment lesson, students visit the websites of five companies they've invested in and post comments. Students view the other We Seed comments about their investments. Students answer 5 worksheet questions.
Students calculate gains and losses of stock portfolios. Although the Global Stock Game (GSG) calculates profits and losses automatically, students should learn the basic math skills in calculating their stock investment the old-fashioned way.
Learners examine the history of the Ford Motor Company. Using that information, they describe how Ford was able to produce a car affordable by the masses using mass production. They research how Ford's investment in goods and human capital improved the productivity of the plant.
Young scholars explore saving and investing money.  In this middle school personal finance lesson, students define and use investment vocabulary, explore compound interest and its effect of savings, and compute simple and compound interest.  Young scholars compare and contrast annual percentage rate and annual percentage yield. 
Eighth graders explore the basics about investing in the stock market, begin to see how the knowledge of decimals, fraction, and percents can be applied to financial profit or loss if investing in the market, and track their stocks using newspapers or Internet.
Learners explore the loss and gain made in the stock market as they invest a sum of money and report the results as percentages instead of points.
Learners read an article about how many firms are turning to private investors for more money. As a class, they discuss the differences between selling stocks of a company and selling the company. In groups, they create a list of dangers that companies should be aware of when investing private money to purchase a company. They write an essay supporting or opposing the government regulating ways people invest private money.