We did a project in Language Arts for four months about stocks. We were given twenty thousand dollars to spend (not really, of course) and bought several shares of stocks of our choice.
We then monitored the stocks over the year, to see how everything was doing, and learning how to handle them. These stocks weren’t real, of course — we were just seeing how they would have been and how we would have been if they had been real.
It was a really interesting experience for me. I never gained money, not once — but I think if it had been real, I would have chosen companies more thoughtfully and carefully. I learned a lot about stocks, and while it may have terrified me to actually ever do stocks, I realize how important they are. All in all, it was a fairly fun experience!
Why did we do this, you might be wondering? Well, we read The Westing Game earlier this year, and a character in the book, Turtle, loves stocks and is really good with them, and it’s also a good skill to learn, of course.
And, yeah, that’s it! Thanks for reading this!