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Making a good business investment

Students play an investment game where they’ll choose between two businesses to invest in.

Topic

Save and invest (Investing)

Subject

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

Grade Level

Middle school (6-8)

Duration

45-60 minutes

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Big idea

Understanding the benefits and risks of investments can help you become a more informed investor.

Essential questions

  • What is a good investment?
  • What things should you look at before deciding to invest in a business?

Objectives

  • Identify the benefits and risks of specific business investments
  • Compare two businesses to decide which to invest in

What students will do

  • Analyze two business opportunities.
  • Compare the strengths and risks of each investment.
  • Choose a business to invest in and give reasons for their choice.

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Teacher guide

cfpb_building_block_activities_making-good-business-investment_guide.pdf

Student materials

cfpb_building_block_activities_making-good-business-investment_worksheet.pdf

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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