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Making a good business investment


Students play an investment game where they’ll choose between two businesses to invest in.

Big idea

Understanding the benefits and risks of investments can help you become a more informed investor.

Essential questions

  • What is a good investment?
  • What things should you look at before deciding to invest in a business?


  • Identify the benefits and risks of specific business investments
  • Compare two businesses to decide which to invest in

What students will do

  • Analyze two business opportunities.
  • Compare the strengths and risks of each investment.
  • Choose a business to invest in and give reasons for their choice.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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