Thursday, Feb 21: Social Security Crisis & Stock Market Game

Thursday, Feb 21: Social Security Crisis & Stock Market Game

American Cultures:

Social Security current events day… students were pretty attentive to this issue. Began by talking about the spy satellite that was shot down. Fiscal Irresponsibility. Gave handout, required essay.

Navigating Contemporary Culture:

The students had been been promised — during the investment chapter — that we would play a “stock market game” choosing a stock, investing $5,000 of play money, recording the stock’s information and then getting back to it later to check if it rose or fell.

We’ll return to this in a month or two to see where the stocks went. Easter will happen between now and then and the sales of Cadbury creme eggs will go through the roof. One student choose to invest in the Cadbury division of Nestle. I think she will win.

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