Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, Student Handouts Videos & Externals Links

Distance Learning Tools

SMG Distance Learning Tools
As the education landscape changes to distance learning for the forseeable future, the SIFMA Foundation has been working hard to support our teachers in continuing to offer the SMG program to students.

Teacher Guides


  • Student Teams Consist of 2 – 4 Students. Teams with one student or more than 4 will be placed in a special region and will not be eligible for end-of-competition awards at either the regional or state level.
  • A student may not participate on more than one team during each game session. If this occurs, both teams will be disqualified from the competition portion of the SMG.
  • A team may hold no more than 20% of its equity in a single position. The system monitors this rule.
  • All registration fees must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the end of the competition in order for a team to qualify for a regional or state award.

To better understand the Virginia rules, download this PDF or contact smg@vcu.edu

A complete set of the national SMG Program Rules can be found here (must be logged into SMG account to view)

Lesson Plans

  • After the Bell…Before the Curtain: (A play) Review terms and concepts from SMG. Winning is not the most important part of the simulation.
  • Black Thursday…Will History Repeat Itself?: Use current conditions to research and highlight the crash that precipitated the Great Depression.
  • Chocolate Charts: Team will develop charts and graphs based on portfolio.
  • How do I Make a Million Dollars That Is: Questions to help develop math calculations, matrices, graphs, charts, spreadsheets, averages, and percentages.
  • How To Choose a Stock: Lesson 14, from Learning from the Market
  • SMG Power Point Project Portfolio: Team will develop a  presentation based on portfolio
  • Stock Market Savvy: Investing for your future. Designed for middle school and high school students, this program contains eight activities that introduce students to the financial world of long-term savings and investment in stocks.

Integration Across the Curriculum & Support of Multiple Standards of Learning


Handouts for Students

More Resources for Teachers

External Links

Registered teachers may log-in to access the SIFMA Foundation’s SMG Teacher Resource Center at www.stockmarketgame.org for more resources.