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Investigating investing

Students explore the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s website to learn about some common types of financial investment products.


Save and invest (Investing)


CTE (Career and technical education), English or language arts, Social studies or history

Grade Level

High school (9-10), High school (11-12)


45-60 minutes

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Big idea

Understanding different types of financial investment products can help you plan for your financial future.

Essential questions

  • What are some common financial investment products?
  • Which investment strategies might be best for my financial future?


  • Develop a basic understanding of how some common financial investment products work
  • Consider which investments might support your long-term goals

What students will do

  • Research four types of financial investment products on and describe each one.
  • Reflect on which financial investment products they’d consider using to meet their long-term goals.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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