Workshop Description

Teaching Civics and Economics Using the Stock Market Game

Get your students excited about learning economic and financial concepts using the Stock Market Game!

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Old Dominion University Center for Economic Education

Jan 11, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Academy for Discovery at Lakewood
1701 Alsace Ave.
Norfolk, VA
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In-Service: Norfolk Public Schools In-Service
Grade Level: Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

Get your students excited about learning Economics! Teams of students are given a hypothetical $100,000 to buy and sell stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.  Students learn to develop team strategies, make decisions, and become informed about investment and economic terms. They also learn to see the connection between world events and their impact on the economy.

This workshop will give you the tools to teach the Civics and Economics standards of scarcity, supply and demand, decision-making, the role of government in a market economy, characteristics of a market economy, types of business organizations, and fiscal responsibility – all through the excitement of the Stock Market Game.

Curriculum and lunch are provided.  No prior knowledge of the stock market is necessary.

This session is exclusively for Norfolk Public School teachers and has been generously funded by Union Bank and Trust.


Instructor: Ruth Cookson, Director
Contact Person:
Ruth Cookson, Director
Center for Economic Education
Old Dominion University
(757) 683-5570

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