Project 3: Stock Market
The students in the Canadian Economy and Enterprise classes will be given $100,000 each to invest in the stock market. Each class will be given one period a week in the computer room to do this project. They will first research companies on the net and then decide how much to spend and how many stocks to buy. There are four web sites which carry the Canadian stock market quotes on a daily basis so the students will use them to update their portfolio each week when they are in the computer room. The students will pick a team to compete in the national stock market competition run by one of the Universities in Canada.
In the area of social studies this project will allow students to become more aware of the world when they study companies which have market connections all over the world. They will study how political activity in the world effects stock markets.
Students will be asked to give written and verbal reports on their stocks which fit into the language arts area.
Students will become familiar with searching the net for information.
Students will understand the terminology of the stock market and will be able to discuss the different types of stocks.
Students will use math skills in this project.
In the past we have used the local newspaper to follow the stock market but there were lots of problems as many stocks were not listed each day. With the Internet connection the class can look at Web sites with up-to-date information. The school library and business magazines will be used for research material on companies. Stock brokers have offered to come to the class and talk to the students.
Students will be evaluated on their presentations to the class and on written reports of their research from the net and school library.
They will present a print out of their stock with graphs and text showing their knowledge of computers and related software.