StreetSage is an incredible way to engage your classroom in the learning process, and have lots of fun along the way!
StreetSage has been utilized successfully across many subjects and courses. Here are the essential concepts StreetSage provides your students under each subject.
Business: record keeping, information processing, marketing, finance, operations, management, organizational structure, and stock market overview
Economics: profit and loss, opportunity costs, financial markets, and economic variables (GDP, CPI, etc.)
Mathematics: fractions, decimals, ratios, graphs, percentages, estimating skills, basic computation and arithmetic
Family & Consumer Sciences: budgeting, decision-making, personal finance, and consumer education
Technology: computer proficiency, Internet proficiency, data entry, online investing, keyboarding, email communication, and online research
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Students will learn the essential principles of investing through the use of StreetSage. These include the advantage of time, the miracle of compounding, and the importance of diversification. Additionally, students will learn key investment terminology, how to conduct stock research, capital gains and dividend tax considerations, and the basic formalities of the investment world such as executing trades. Much of these concepts are also covered in our supplemental curriculum and lesson plans in this manual.
1.1 Describe reasons for saving and investing
1.2 Explain the concept of the time value of money
1.3 Describe how time, money and rate of return relate to meeting financial goals
1.4 Explain basic investment principles
1.5 Define key words related to savings, investing and time value of money
Linked National Standards
- FACSE 2.1 Demonstrate management of financial resources to meet the goals of individuals and families across the life span
- NM.9-12 Number and Operations: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
- NM.9-12 Connections: Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics
- NM.9-12 Data Analysis and Probability: Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
- NSS EC.9-12.10 Institutions evolve in market economies to help individuals and groups accomplish their goals. Banks, labor unions, corporations, legal systems, and not-for-profit organizations are examples of important institutions. A different kind of institution, clearly defined and enforced property rights, is essential to a market economy
- NSS EC.9-12.11 Money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest and compare the value of goods and services
- NSS EC.9-12.15 Investment in factories, machinery, new technology, and in health, education, and training of people can raise future standards of living
- JSCPFS-MM Explain how to use money management tools available from financial institutions
- JSCPFS-MM Explain how inflation affects spending and investing decisions
- JSCPFS-SI Describe reasons for saving and reasons for investing
- JSCPFS-SI Compare the risk, return, and liquidity of investment alternatives
- JSCPFS-SI Explain the factors that affect the rate of return on investments
- Family and Consumer Sciences (FACSE)
- Mathematics (NM)
- Social Studies-Economics (NSS EC)
- Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy—Money Management (JSCPFS-NM)
- Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy—Saving and Investing (JSCPFS-NM)
Check out what real users have to say about StreetSage
"StreetSage provided a great start in learning how the stock market works. It was extremely effective in teaching how to purchase and sell stocks. It presented a lot of tools in order to make these informed decisions ...the game was exhilarating at many points."
"The opportunity to look at stocks over a simulated period of many years provided a good opportunity to see the way the stock market really works for serious investors rather than risky traders."
"StreetSage is something that I would recommend to those interested in the economics of the stock market because it gives a very real look into the world of investment."
"This was a unique experience; I had never before been able to experience a stock market game that accounted for the benefits of long-term investments. I feel that I have learned a great deal about investing."
"StreetSage took an old concept and gave new life to the tried and true idea of a faux stock market. Perhaps it will come to the point where StreetSage is the fundamental learning tool for stock market investing and I will tell my grandchildren how I participated in the very first StreetSage game. That would be an interesting touch of fate."
"My students did not need a lot of time in class because they liked it so much that they did it at home."
-Joel, Math Teacher
"StreetSage was more realistic with commissions, taxes, and the extended period of time."
-Kim, Personal Finance Teacher
"I liked the extended time format. I think it is important for students to understand that they need to invest in the stock market for the long term!"
-Jennifer, Economics Teacher
"I received your "thank you" card. I think it should be the other way around. So I am writing this letter to thank you for honoring us with the opportunity to take part in StreetSage. The teachers, Ms. Moore and Ms. Chestnut, commented that the students developed their own investing strategies over the ten-week period. We hope to be able to make StreetSage an integral part of our curriculum."
-Sibel, Business Department Head