Nov 01, 2018 2018-11-01
SIFMA Foundation’s The Stock Market Game (SMG) is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in grades 4–12 in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. The game helps students to build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, social studies, and other subjects. Teachers can plan their students’ SMG experience using the Teacher Support Center, a searchable library of curriculum resources, lesson plans, assessments, and standards correlations. The center also offers activities and projects for afterschool and homeschool participants. A free student-centered mobile app for iOS or Android works in conjunction with student team portfolios, engaging students in meaningful second-screen experiences.
Plus: InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, is a program of the SIFMA Foundation offered exclusively to teachers and students participating in The Stock Market Game. This teacher-designed writing component and competition, reinforces students’ newfound knowledge and hones critical thinking skills. InvestWrite easily integrates across subjects throughout the curriculum.
Plus Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) matches US congressional representatives with students, teachers, and schools competing in The Stock Market Game in their respective district or state. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. CHC partners up to 10 junior high or high school teams of three to five students each with their local member of Congress (MOC). Two schools per MOC can participate, with priority consideration given to public schools. The top 10 CHC teams will win a trip to Washington, DC, to meet their congressional representatives and be recognized at an awards reception on Capitol Hill. During their visit, students and teachers will meet with business, government, and education leaders to learn about fiscal policymaking, the role of the capital markets, and global economic trends. The winners will also tour financial landmarks and national monuments.