Monday, August 16, 2004

Market game is learning tool

Link - Teens this fall can learn about their nation's free enterprise system through the Mississippi Stock Market Simulation. Fall registration for students in grades 4-12 and teacher training are now under way by the Mississippi Council on Economic Education.

The stock market game enables teams of public and private school students to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market over a 10-week period. The simulation can be used in social studies, mathematics, business, language arts, family and consumer science, personal finance and gifted studies classes throughout the state. Sponsors of the game include Entergy, Smith-Barney and The Clarion-Ledger.

Cash prizes to the winning team are awarded at the elementary, junior and senior division. The grand-prize winning team is awarded a trip to New York to see how the real financial world operates.

Teachers can earn one-half continuing education unit by enrolling in free teacher training that begins Aug. 30. Teachers receive a copy of Learning, Earning and Investing, a curriculum that provides 24 lesson plans that complement student participation and serve as an introduction to the free enterprise system.

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