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JA of Cleveland Stock Market Challenge

JA of Cleveland Stock Market Challenge curriculum cover

This program is administered by JA of Greater Cleveland
High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
This program helps students to prepare to invest and be comfortable with increasing their knowledge of investing in the stock market culminating in participating in the Stock Market Challenge event competition.This interactive program made up of five 45-minute classroom sessions that introduce students to the stock market and allows them to discover the benefits and challenges of investing.

• Introduces basic concepts to the students about the stock market.
• Describes buying and selling stocks, including diversification and IPOs.
• Classes compete in an in-class simulation of trading on the stock market.
• Students reflect on new financial knowledge and set financial goals.
• Students will discover the benefits and challenges of investing.
• As an optional off-site event, student teams from various high schools compete against each other in a San Diego regional student Stock Market Challenge competition.

Program Concepts

Individual Equities, Impact of the Economy, Geopolitical Events, Market Sentiment, Teamwork, Math skills, Risk and Rewards of Trading, Personal Finance, SMART Financial Goals, Communication, Technology, Portfolio, Dividends, Stock Market

Skills Students Learn

  • Stock Market
  • Public vs Private Companies
  • Buying and Selling through Stock Exchanges and Markets
  • Risks Associated with Owning Stock
  • Analyze Stock Table
  • Explore Market Events Affecting Share Prices
  • IPOs
  • Investment Strategies
  • Identify Three Asset Classes and Risks
  • Set SMART Personal Finance Goals

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

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National Standards

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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