Personal Financial Literacy 6th Grade Stock Market Saving and investing are key contributors to financial well being • All schools will be signing up for the Stock Market Game with CCEE. This is relatively inexpensive and ongoing. See handout by Colorado Council for Economic Education and the Stock Market Game. How did the distribution of resources influence the economic production of our country? • 7th grade simulation • Like International Towne- but I’Towne is too expensive and didn’t meet all aspects of the standard (taxes) • If a school chooses to do I’Towne they will not do this simulation and will need to supplement the tax aspect • International Trade simulation that requires students to research the economy, natural resources, imports/exports, and people in their own country and other countries around the world. • Students will be competing to see who can maintain the most successful country through trade. • They will be working with figures from today • Each student will work for their country to increase profits for their country and also to receive a pay check and keep a budget for themselves. • The countries will deal with tariffs and students will deal with taxes. • In order to communicate and work with the rest of the world (other schools), each teacher will receive an iPad to video conference using FaceTime. This is how all transactions will be made. • Students will be uploading all materials to the common website to provide resources for other schools. • Advertisements and videos will be created using the iPad to upload to the website. • The purpose is to create a real world example of how trade between countries works and how taxes affect the individual. th 8 grade Financial Park Manage personal credit and debt. This simulation is sponsored by Junior Achievement. It is free and we will only need to pay for buses. During the spring, there will be a location at the American Furniture in Thornton. • Approximately 20 hours in the classroom to prepare students for going to the actual park. • At the park, they get a persona with all the information needed and then go through the stores to complete a budget. • They will have opportunities to work with someone to fix and maintain their budget so they do not go into the red. • See handout from Junior Achievement Questions?