Helping Children Learn How and Why to Invest
- Course Description -
Learning, Earning and Investing is a comprehensive investor education program for students in grades 4 through 12.
Each lesson is interactive and will teach the benefits of and strategies for long-term investing success. Lessons will include topics on saving, credit, stocks, bonds, reading financial pages, mutual funds, stock markets, financial institutions in the United States, building wealth, and investing in yourself by way of higher education and training.
Each lesson presented will include an interactive project that will introduce the concepts to be discussed. Following the project the class will have a group discussion, as well as a short assessment to insure each student's understanding of the material. For students in 9th - 12th grades a short written response will be assigned as
homework for further exploration of the concepts. This response should take no more than one hour to complete, but students interested in any concepts specifically will be encouraged to explore further and will be offered additional resources to assist with their needs. Younger grades will not have any assigned homework.
- Course/Material Fees -
The tuition per student will be $25 a month (to bolster the instructor's portfolio and to pay for her own children's classes). There will not be a sibling discount. In addition, there will be a $5 materials fee for each semester, per student, which will cover the handouts and interactive materials used in each class. Textbooks will not be needed.
- Additional Info for Course Consideration -
The class is intended for students in 4th - 12th grade. The minimum age is 10. If enough interest is shown there could be a class for 4th - 8th graders as well as a class for 9th - 12th graders. This is the best scenario, although middle schoolers usually have enough knowledge base to participate with high schoolers. If there isn't enough interest from 4th-8th graders, then the class would change to a minimum age of 12 or 6th grade. The minimum number of students
to have the class would be 4 and the maximum number of students would be 15.
Learning, Earning and Investing -by the National Council on Economic Education taught by Michelle Fitzgerald