TEACHER TIP - PROJECT: 5 Stocks On Your Birthday

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Nov 19, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF

Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the project 5 Stocks On Your Birthday. In this engaging project, students pretend their wealthy grandma bought them 100 shares of stock on their 10th birthday. Students research the historical prices of their stock and create charts and graphs using spreadsheets to compare the yearly values and return on investment. In this video, Amanda explains how she customized the project and provides tips on how you can use it in your classroom!


For all of NGPF's Investing resources, visit the INVESTING unit page!

About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with 18 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.