Last week I wrote a post about the National Financial Capability Challenge for high school students. That post included some lesson plan resources for teaching financial basics. Yesterday, I came across a nice short video from CBS Fast Draw that should also help students prepare for the NFCC. The Difference Between Stocks & Bonds uses a fun scenario to illustrate and explain the difference between the two.
Applications for Education
I’ve always found that talking about money, particularly scenarios for making money, gets even the most disinterested student’s attention. Combine that with a fun cartoon about a crazy cat-loving cousin and you have a good way to introduce students to important economic concepts.