Project 2: The World of Business
Designed by Darryl Kelly, this project proposal will attempt to involve grade nine students in using the Internet to research Canadian Companies. The Internet would allow the students to communicate with executives of Canadian Companies so as to establish role models. Students will have exposure to the market system and use the Internet to research and invest in a stock market simulation game. Service providers can provide graphing and real time quotes for selected companies. This will help young students develop an investment culture which is critical to the economic well being of our Province.
The school already has established a modular course in enterprise education. This is a forty hour course providing a general overview of economics, and the Canadian economic system, the market system, money and banking, financial statements, the role of consumers and career explorations. This stellar schools project would greatly enhance the experiences of the students because the class would have access to the Internet. It is hoped that this can be provided sometime in term II which begins January 21, 1996.
This project can be integrated into other subject areas, including mathematics, language arts and social studies. It will also provide students with exposure to the skills required for the Canadian work force including academics skills, personal management skills, and teamwork.