Primer For The Stock Market Game
Purpose of the Project
This series of lessons will aid students
in their participation in The Stock Market Game. When researching stocks on
the internet, students will find high/low graphs. After completing these
lessons, the students will be able to use these graphs to make educated
decisions about choosing stocks and tracking stocks they have already
Teacher Steps To Prepare
Research to find websites with appropriate
student handouts demonstrating how to read high/low graphs.
focus questions for students to answer about specific graphs, which they will
find on-line. These questions will be the basis for assessment.
cooperative learning groups prior to lesson. Assign specific jobs to each
student in the group.
Use handouts to follow along while teacher presents
the lesson, and take appropriate notes.
Form groups to view teacher recommended sites.
Discuss interpretation of graphs within the group.
Choose one graph to use when answering focus
Use word processing program to answer questions in
Print out graph used when answering focus
Hand in graph with focus questions.
Students may be evaluated by reading their
answers to focus questions. Informal observation during group work periods
will also be used when assessing student learning.
Standards Addressed by This Unit
Read and comprehend informational materials.
Produce a report of information.
Participate in-group meetings.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the rules of
the English language.
Collect and organize data to answer a question.
Make statements and draw conclusions from data in a
Use previously learned strategies, skills,
knowledge, and concepts to make decisions.
Make connections among concepts in order to solve
Solve problems in ways that make sense and explains
Teacher Technology Skills Required
Internet Browsers, Word Processing
Student Technology Skills Required
Searching specified web sites for
information, use of word processing software.
Software Materials Used
Netscape Navigator or other web browser.
ClarisWorks or other word processing program.
Keyword: “stock quotes”
Giving students a choice of different
stock graphs to interpret will make this activity more interesting. Be sure
students print out graphs that they select so that your assessment is
accurate. Grouping students heterogeneously works well for this activity.
Denise Zackman, is a first year teacher at
PS 101 in Brooklyn, New York.
Estimated Class Periods To Complete: 3
Subject 2: Social Studies
Beginning Grade Level: 4
Ending Grade Level: 12