SME Teacher Resources
Pre and Post-Tests
Stock Market Experience Pre and Post- Tests
A pre-test covering key investment concepts and vocabulary can be helpful in customizing your presentation of the Stock Market Experience to students based on their knowledge and understanding. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request Pre-and Post test assessment tools for your students. Your e-mail request should include your school name, the grade level you teach and the Stock Market Experience session(s) that you are registered for.
Educational Web links
Colorado Academic Standards
• Personal Financial Literacy
• PFL / Math
Financial Fitness for Life
Financial Fitness for Life® (FFFL) is a comprehensive personal finance curriculum for K-12 students that teaches students how to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions about important aspects of personal finance, such as earning income, spending, saving, borrowing, investing, and managing money.
Economic concepts form the foundation of all lessons, providing students with a decision-making framework for the real world. Content is based on national standards, and correlates to standards in economics, personal finance, mathematics, and language arts. With engaging, hands-on instructional activities, FFFL materials engage students of all ages in active learning.
Materials are available in four grade levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 with a teacher guide and student guide that work in tandem. Corresponding parent guides for the K-5 and 6-12 grade levels contain activities to extend learning into the home
Click on a grade level to access downloadable visuals, supplementary lesson activities, and lesson correlations to content standards in Colorado.
Learning, Earning and Investing (visuals)
To download visuals for your Learning, Earning and Investing lessons today! All teachers who attend Stock Market Experience teacher training are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Learning, Earning and Investing, register today for Teacher Training
*Request Free Learning, Earning, and Investing for a New Generation lesson plan book here. Eligibility for a free LEI lesson plan book requires attendance in a free Stock Market Experience™ training session AND registration to participate in the Stock Market Experience™ program.
Gen I Revolution
Developed for middle school and high school students, this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.
The game includes fifteen Missions in which students attempt to help people in financial trouble. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and begin to explore and earn points as they work to complete each Mission.
Gen I Revolution compliments the Learning, Earning and Investing lessons.
Econedlink Economics Lessons: What is a Stock? Who Owns McDonald’s? Grades 6-12
Investment Risk Tolerance Quiz
A quiz developed by two university personal finance professors to contribute to a study on measuring financial risk tolerance.
Informative website includes useful information for students including: What is the Stock Market, Ways to Invest and Risks and Rewards. Website also includes information for tweens, parents and ideas for teachers.
Stock Market Experience Portfolio Sample
This Stock Market Experience Portfolio assignment sample was provided by a fellow Stock Market Experience teacher. The assignment was designed for middle school students, but can be easily modified for elementary and high school students. This four-part assignment encompasses the Stock Market Experience process from beginning to end with measurable outcomes. Many teachers have found this format very useful and effective. Please customize as needed to best meet your needs.
Stock Market Experience Parent / Teacher Contract
Many teachers and students agree on a set of class rules for the Stock Market Experience. This sample Parent-Teacher contract was provided by a Stock Market Experience teacher who has used this format for several trading sessions with her students. Feel free to customize for your own use!
Stock Market Research on the Internet
This worksheet, provided in Stock Market Experience Teacher Training Onsite sessions, provides an easy-to-use process for researching stocks. This worksheet includes reminders and advice about the Stock Market Experience and is a great tool for introducing the program to your students
The Stock Market Experience / Requirements and Grading
The Stock Market Experience is a flexible and modular program that is designed so that teachers can use the program to best fit their classroom needs. There are many different approaches to grading students during the program. This worksheet provides a sample outline for requirements and grading Stock Market Experience students.
SME Website Videos
Millionaire Game and Colorado PFL and Economics Standards
with John Brock
PowerPoint slides from taken from CCEE Teacher Training Class: Methods for Teaching Secondary Financial Literacy With Economic Reasoning July 9-13, 2012, taught by John Brock. Includes Millionaire Game and content related to Colorado Personal Financial Literacy and Economics standards. Note: This is not the complete presentation from the training class.
Economics of Saving by John Brock
PowerPoint slides from taken from CCEE Teacher Training Class: Economics of Saving. Note: This is not the complete presentation from the training class.
Methods for Teaching Investments by John Brock
PowerPoint slides from taken from CCEE Teacher Training Class: Methods for Teaching Secondary Financial Literacy With Economic Reasoning July 9-13, 2012, taught by John Brock. Covers topics including; What is a corporation? What is a Stock? Stock Markets, Bonds, Key Indices, Compound Interest and Present Value. Note: This is not the complete presentation from the training class.