UMS Stock Market Investors

Student Worksheets

Lessons designed for investigation and implementation of the project

Stock Market Crash: Boom or Bust

A history lesson which encourages students to return to the student center to investigate the stock market crash of the 1920's

Ups and Downs of the Stock Market

Students will learn to read stock charts

Stock Activity

Students will review finding % increase and decrease through the use of RiverDeep program

Boom and Bust: 1921 - 1933

Question: What were the economic problems during the 1920s that led to the Stock-Market Crash?

Objectives

Students will be able to:

1. describe the basic functioning of the stock market.

2. explain how the economic problems of the '20s caused the stock market to crash.

3. analyze their information.

4. generate a written assignment, journal entry, time line, or other assignment which indicates their understanding of the economic situation of the 1920s.

Description of lesson/activity

1. Completion of this activity requires a knowledge of the basic functioning of the stock market. This could be accomplished through such methods as class discussion, student research, or simulation games.

2. Students should research the economic problems of the 1920s using the internet, their textbook and other available resources. Go to the Student Center and go the the Stock Market History section.

3. As a culminating activity, students could assume the role of an American during the 1920s and write a letter that expresses their understanding of the economy and the need for change. Students could present a short drama presentation.

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Ups and Downs of the Stock Market

The definition of the word "market," as in a store or flea market-a place is where people go to buy and sell things. Complete the "Learning About Stocks" Worksheet. You will record information about specific stocks and answer the questions after completing the chart.

Learning About Stocks

A. Directions: For this assignment, report on the current value of the following stocks from the New York Stock exchange.

Stock

Abbreviation

High

Low

Close

Net Change

Borden

Chrysler

Citicorp

Dart/Kraft

Delta Airlines

General Mills

Goodyear

Pan American

Polaroid

Revlon

B. Now using the information above, answer the following questions:

1. On the day you recorded the information, what stock was worth the most?

What was its closing price?

2. What stock was worth the least?

What was its high?

3. Which stock experienced the greatest gain?

How much did it gain?

4. What stock experienced the greatest loss and how much did it lose?

5. What is the stock market?

6. What is wall street?

7. What is the Nasdaq?

8. What is the New York Stock Exchange?

9. What is the difference between the two markets?

10. Why do stocks in either market go up or down?

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Representing and Interpreting Stock Activity

Complete each lesson in RiverDeep. You will need to incorporate a chart and explanation of your accounts activities within your final product and presentation.

Go to Computing percent increase , a lesson found at Destination MATH's Mastering Skills and Concepts: Course IV. Make sure you sign-in.

Go to Calculating percent decrease , a lesson found at Destination MATH's Mastering Skills and Concepts: Course V. Make sure you sign-in.

Go to Exploring Line Graphs , a lesson found at Destination MATH's Mastering Skills and Concepts: Course V. Make sure you sign-in.

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