Assignment can be used to assess understanding of investing concepts. Students use both knowledge and creativity to design a slide show of terms that relate to investing. *See Resource Library for attachments (rubric and student example).
Bank of America and Khan Academy created an online partnership to educate consumers about the basics of personal finance and money management. Students sign up for free and can accumulate points and earn badges on many topics including credit, taxes, personal banking/security, saving, school expenses, home buying, car buying, and debt. Tools include informative videos, infographics, key takeaways, and short quizzes.
There is lots of flexibility with this unit. Although it may seem small, this unit allows teachers and students explore topics in greater depth in a lecture/small group discussion format, online discussions, or student led lessons. This resource covers sources of credit; advantages/disadvantages of credit; credit records,reports, & management; consequences of poor credit; and bankruptcy.
The strength of this unit is the flexibility it provides for teachers and students. The structure of this unit allows for a variety of instructional stategies to be utilized.
Lesson Objective: At the completion of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of how they make informed personal decisions that can affect income generation. Supplies Needed: Student Handout 1 SWOT Analysis for College Choices (2 per student) (found in Task 3) Student Handout 2 Definitions and Risks (found in Task 5) Student Handout Answer Key 2 Definitions and Risks (found in Resource Library) Teacher Resource 1 Five Paragraph Essay Rubric (found in Task 7) Video 1 Laugh and Learn about Personal Finance (3:17) (found in Task 1) References Econedlink: Council for Economic Education. (n.d.). Economic Glossary. Retrieved from http://www.econedlink.org/economic-resources/glossary.php Laugh and Learn about Personal Finance – InvestorED.ca by GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_mU8VX1Arc MBA dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2014, from MBAResearch and Curriculum Center
Student assessment on the topic of Investing. Assessment includes topics such as stocks, bonds, commodities, retirement plans, mutual funds, and real estate. Calculation problems include Rule of 72, dividends, and stock splits. Includes a variety of questioning techniques: multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and fill in the blank.
After completing this interactive Web activity, students will be able to list and discuss different types of investment options.
This site allows teachers to create customised stock market games for their classes to play.
Free account is required to be established prior to use.