It's great for an economics class or when you cover the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression in US History. I use it in the middle of the year and then we periodically check each of their portfolios as the year goes on to see how each student's investments are doing.
Included in the download are:
- A detailed directions page that includes info on the stock market crash and how investing in the market works to help get students started with investing.
- A printable list of 40 well-known companies and stock symbols that students might like to invest in (Chipotle, Nike, Twitter, Facebook, etc)
- A handy spreadsheet that students can type in which does all the calculating for them! Students just input the stock symbol, share price, and number of shares and the spreadsheet automatically calculates the investment amount for them!
A teacher page is also included with tips and directions on how to best implement the project.
You can download this lesson plan and resources for your classroom here!