FINANCIAL LITERACY - The Money Trail - Part 8 - Invest Wisely in Stocks, Bonds... (In this part students learn to carefully consideration, study, and evaluate the differences of investing in the stock market, bond market, or mutual funds market. They will learn to: read financial reports/quotes in the newspaper: read and understand the ticker that scrolls across the screen on a financial television program, they will search the Internet to learn about the Dow 30, and more. They will gain a basic understanding of the study that should be done before deciding the type of investing that will work best for their financial goals, risk tolerance, career growth, and future income. A simple suggestion to follow: Plan It, Do It, and then Review & Revise It! meaning to be always in the mode of watching and reviewing their investment decisions – nothing is “set in stone” and changes can and will be made along the way. Activities with an answer key are included in this unit.
Do your students know how to read newspaper financial quotes, read a ticker tape, or understand the data that scrolls across the television screen on financial programs or a website? Do your students understand the differences of investing in stocks vs. mutual funds? What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average or Dow 30? Are you required to offer financial literacy to your secondary students, but don’t know where to begin?
Then, Financial Literacy: The Money Trail Series
is just what you are looking for! In each part of the series, students will develop a working knowledge of the financial decisions that they need to make now and in the future. The Financial Literacy Parts are reinforcement activities using current research stats that parallel the standards. They are not intended as stand-alone units rather they are interactive activities between the teacher and students.
The Money Trail Series supports the National Standards for Financial Literacy in the following: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving Money, Using Credit, Investing, Protecting and Insuring.
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This activity fits nicely with the FINANCIAL LITERACY - "The Money Trail" series. It is a hands-on computerized (EXCEL spreadsheet) unit that reinforces what students learn when they finish or during the "The Money Trail" Parts. Access to computers is essential when teaching this unit. An option could be to use this activity as a final project. "
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