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The Five Stages of Investing

The practice of saving and investing is definitely a good thing, but there are many ways to save and invest. In thinking about the options, it is important to consider the degree of risk involved and the potential for return. Typically, the higher the risk, the higher the potential return. The key is to work up to the riskier investments, where you stand to earn the most money, but only after you've successfully established some safer holdings. This lesson walks students through the stages of investing, demonstrating why that sort of sequential order is important. At the end of the lesson, students are asked to serve as financial advisors and give advice to people considering investments at different stages of the investment ladder.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/30/2008

Marketplace: To Show or Not To Show

This lesson complements an NPR Marketplace segment exploring the effects of the rising costs of insurance for high-profile art exhibits since September 11.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 03/11/2004

Deriving Marginalism

This lesson creates a connection between derivatives and marginalism. Students engage in a set of scaffolding activities that explore the Marginal Cost Function, Marginal Revenue Function, and the implications that these functions have on production. A short video clip will provide example of why the intersection of Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue yields maximum profit.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 02/12/2015

Related Publications

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Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics - Teacher's Guide

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Capstone. When combined with a textbook, Capstone provides activities for a complete high school economics course. 45 exemplary lessons help students learn to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world subjects.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

13 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History

Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

12 out of 40 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Financial Fitness for Life: 9-12 - Teacher Guide

This publication contains lessons for teaching personal finance concepts to 9-12 students. Lessons for older students illustrate certain uses of more abstract representations.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2010

9 out of 24 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.