STARS Resources
STARS Program Overview
Google Finance Portfolio Instructions
Matt Ingram's Video on Building a Portfolio in Google Finance
Ideas for Getting Started

  • "A Day in Your Life" - Start by having your students make a list of the products and companies they encounter in the course of their day. Ask them to research a few of these companies to determine if they are public or privately held, who the managers or directors are, are these companies owned by a parent company, etc?

  • Watch the "Damon Williams" video - Damon Williams is a 14 year old investor with $50,000 already accumulated. Learn how he did it and the role his mother played in his investment strategy. (4:24)

  • The Basics of Saving and Investing: Investor Education 2020 - Each of these four units contain teaching aids, detailed lessons, and an end of unit test.

  • "Anatomy of a Fraud" Series of Videos - Available on our Documentaries page, These documentaries, based on real life events, will open their eyes to fraud awareness and help them understand how to protect themselves.

  • New York Stock Exchange Floor Tour - An unprecedented guided tour of the world's largest marketplace. Students travel to the frontlines of finance to experience what it’s like to work on the Floor, while learning about IPOs, the technology used to monitor and affect market activity, and much more. There is also a Panoramic view of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

  • - View videos on various topics including the following:

  • PBS Frontline Videos:

  • Student Awards Page - Show your students the previous winning reports.

  • Additional Resources - This page has numerous online resources that contain free tutorials and lesson plans.

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