This Stock Market investment activity uses the NASDAQ American Stock Exchange web site and has never failed me in getting even the most stubborn students to participate! If you are looking for a great end-of-the-year activity to keep your students active and engaged this is the one.
Each student is given "$50,000" and has to invest in 10 different corporations. This activity is done in "real-time" and truly helps them make connections to the economy they are a part of. You can decide how long you would like the activity to last or modify the lesson in any way you feel meets your classroom needs. I usually do this activity for 3 days. One introduction day, one purchasing day, and one selling day on the last day of school. I have 7th and 8th graders and they love it!
I have included VERY detailed instructions for you to follow in case you don't have the strongest background with technology.