Resource is intended for those situations where you want students to gain the sense of experience associated with buying and tracking stocks, but don't want to or can't spend the time doing a full simulation. It can be done in class, but it can also be assigned as homework once its been explained to the students. It only requires about 30min up front to do some research for selecting stocks, and then three 5-10min intervals checking the progress of stocks. The reflection portions take about 15min at the end. In total it takes approximately 1 hour to complete, but spread over a 1-2 week time frame.
This resource assumes you have already taught students how to read a stock market table and that they have the ability to extract the needed information. Including a simple one page diagram of how to read a stock table is advised if they have not yet been taught the prior information. (Not Included)