Investing Projects

5 Stocks on Your Birthday (Sp)

In this Common Core aligned project students look up historical stock prices on Yahoo! Finance and create charts and graphs using spreadsheets to compare the yearly values and return on investment (ROI). They write a final report on which stock would be the best option.

Build Your Portfolio

In this Common Core aligned project students work in teams and design an investment portfolio appropriate for a 23-year-old. They conduct online research and present their portfolio either as a written report or a slideshow presentation. They use investment strategies learned in this lesson/unit.

Envision Your Retirement

In this Common Core aligned project students utilize online retirement calculators to determine their monthly income and then do a complete budget to see what retirement looks like for them. They compare with peers who planned better/worse than they did to reflect on retirement savings.

Joining the Market (Sp)

In this Common Core aligned project students decide whether to buy, sell, or hold stocks from Ravioli Den. They experience how current events shape the market and calculate their portfolio value after each round. There are opportunities for discussion and reflection.

Should Municipal Bonds Fund Stadiums?

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will conduct research on both sides of the topic and write a persuasive response to the question: Should municipal bonds be used to fund sports stadiums? They use their research to conduct a classroom debate with their peers.

Why Don’t People Invest?

In this Common Core aligned project, students read articles about Americans not investing in the market, develop interview questions to ask their acquaintances, and then write their own article about their findings.