ERIC Number: ED418016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning from the Market: Integrating "The Stock Market Game" (tm) across the Curriculum. EconomicsAmerica.
National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
This book is designed to help teachers connect "The Stock Market Game" (tm) and the school curriculum. Three key economic themes developed in the lessons include: (1) stock buyers engage in economizing behavior; (2) market economies encourage the production of wealth; and (3) market activity takes place in the context of a legal environment in which property is protected and people are protected against breach of contract, fraud, and coercion. The 24 lessons are divided into 5 units introducing the stock market, personal investing, how investing affects the economy, taking care of business, and how the economy affects investments. Lesson titles include: (1) "Why Study the Stock Market?"; (2) "What Is a Corporation?"; (3) "What Is a Stock? Or, Who Owns McDonald's?"; (4) "What Are Markets?"; (5) "Showtime on Wall Street"; (6) "How Are Stock Prices Determined?"; (7) "How to Read the Stock Tables"; (8) "How Do You Make or Lose Money in the Stock Market?"; (9) "Getting Fancy: The Bulls, the Bears, and the Pigs!"; (10) "Are Stock Markets Only for the Wealthy?"; (11) "Getting Rich is Child's Play--The News About Compound Interest"; (12) "All Savings Choices Involve Risk: Grandma's Gift"; (13) "Some Risks Are Greater than Others"; (14) "How to Choose a Stock"; (15) "Building a Stock Portfolio"; (16) "Playing Along with the Averages"; (17) "The Market-Go-Round"; (18) "I've Got the Workin' in the Chalk-Mark Factory, Increasing My Productivity Blues"; (19) "How Do Saving and Investing Affect Economic Growth?"; (20) "How Do Businesses Obtain Financing?"; (21) "How to Read an Annual Report"; (22) "Researching a Business"; (23) "Business Cycles and the Stock Market"; and (24) "How Do Domestic and International Events Influence the Buying and Selling of Stocks?" Lessons are classified for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level students. (EH)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economics, Economics Education, Free Enterprise System, Investment, Secondary Education, Social Studies
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, telephone: 212-730-7007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.