The Stock Market Game is a comprehensive economics and personal finance education program for Grades 4 to 12. Small student teams compete for awards by investing $100,000 in an online, virtual portfolio.
The adult advisor registers the student teams. Student teams are provided online access to their own online investment portfolio. Students research and apply their investment ideas in a real-world market environment.
Top Virginia teams are recognized regionally and at a statewide awards ceremony in Richmond, VA in May. There is a small team fee to participate.
The Stock Market Game is open to all Grade 4 to 12 public, private and homeschool students in Virginia.
January is Teacher Stock Market Game™ Intro Month in Virginia. The Virginia Council on Economic Education is providing:
• Seven statewide no charge, in-person workshops for Virginia teachers and advisors.
• Three online, webinars for Virginia teachers and advisors.
• Thirty-six days of access for an online, virtual Open House & Educator Stock Market Game Preview.
“Should We Tax Robots?” Chapter 13 of the Teaching The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Part Two, Bulletin 116 from the National Council for the Social Studies, was written by Dr. Stephen Day, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Economic Education.
Published in 2018, Dr. Day’s chapter explores the rise of technology and the impact on jobs and the economy. The chapter references this thought-provoking article from Quartz Media, February 2017: