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Take a Risk on Investor Island (Part I)
Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Lesson

Although many people use the words saving and investing interchangeably, they have different meanings. To save money is to put money aside for use in the future. Investing is using one's money to try to make more money. Students take a trip to Investor Island on the imaginary Planet Orange where they are introduced to the concepts of investment, risk, and return. With residents of the islands, they explore stocks and bonds as investment options. In learning about these two investment options, they discover there is a trade-off between risk and return.




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Good interactive activities. Websites still work.    August 26, 2008
By: Ruis, E
This lessons gives students a basic understanding of investments and why individuals purchase stocks. It describes risk and return well, so students being introduced to the topic for the first time can grasp basic concepts.