Through a unique partnership between the Harford County Public Schools Social Studies Office, the Maryland Council on Economic Education and APG Federal Credit Union, 5th grade students are learning about investing and the economy through participating in The Stock Market Game experience and reading The Short Seller, by Elissa Brent Weissman.
This unique opportunity could not have been realized without generous support from APG Federal Credit Union, which made the Stock Market Game experience possible and provided each 5th grade student with a copy of The Short Seller. In addition, APG Federal Credit Union provided support for MCEE to bring the author, Elissa Brent Weissman to speak to 5th grade students virtually this week from her home in New Zealand. Students were able to learn about the writing process and why Ms. Weissman decided to write a book about investing in the stock market.
Innovative partnerships and programs like this bring financial and economic education alive for students. Students are engaged in both reading and applying knowledge through researching their own investments and creating a model portfolio. This is the type of transformational learning that MCEE wants to bring to all students in Maryland.