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Playing an investment game


Students work in groups to explore real-world scenarios that can affect stock investments.

Big idea

Understanding the basic concept of the stock market and the risks involved can help you become better informed about investing.

Essential questions

  • What can make a stock price rise or fall?
  • What risks are involved when investing in the stock market?


  • Learn how various factors or events can affect stock prices
  • Understand the importance of considering risk when making investment decisions

What students will do

  • Work in groups to review scenarios that may affect an imaginary company’s stock price.
  • Brainstorm on why they think the stock price rose or fell.
  • Reflect on the risks and rewards of stock investing.

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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.