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The Stock Market Game
Our most popular program! This unique game is used by thousands of students nationwide each year. Students participate in teams to research and evaluate stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to make informed, economic decisions. Competitions are held each Fall and Spring. There are also connections to Common Core with the extension program, InvestWrite. For Stock Market Game participants, InvestWrite is a writing competition on investment related topics. By signing up through us, the cost is FREE for a class to participate. In addition, there are many resources online, and a dedicated staffer to help answer all of your questions. Explore below to learn more:
Illinois Personal Finance Challenge
This exciting competition is designed for high school students who are enrolled in a Consumer Education/Personal Finance class. Students compete in teams to test their knowledge. The first round of the competition is completed online. Winners from this round advance to an in person state championship in Chicago. From there, the winner advances to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. The cost to participate is FREE! This is an annual competition that runs from January-March.
Illinois Econ Challenge
High school students who are in Advanced Placement or Honors Economics courses may participate in this challenge. Much like the Personal Finance Challenge, students compete in teams. Registration runs annually from January-February. The preliminary round is a thirty question online test. From there, the top teams advance to the state finals in Chicago in April. The winners of the state competition then get the opportunity to compete in National Semi-Finals in New York City. The winners there advance to the National Finals. There is NO COST to participate.
Explore the links below to find lesson plans, assessments, and more.
The new Social Studies standards went into effect during the 2017-2018 school year. For the first time, they include Financial Literacy. In addition, inquiry skills were added to this group of standards to equip students with the skills necessary for college, career, and civic life. Please click through the links to read through requirements.