Trying to teach the power of the stock market to your students? I've used this activity with 7th and 8th graders and it has always been a hit! This has always had even my most reluctant learners want to participate. Detailed instructions for this fun computer lab activity. Enjoy!
Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929: Crowds gathering at the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street after stock market crash. The Great Depression rapidly spread worldwide. The market crash marked the beginning of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, deflation, plunging farm incomes, and lost opportunities for economic growth and personal advancement.
The Stock Market Challenge is a multiple day challenge for upper elementary or middle school students. The activity is intended to give students a basic understanding of how the stock market works. Students research and purchase stock in a company and then track their gains or losses!