Financial Markets

Grade Levels: 5-12, College
Program Duration: 45 minutes

Financial Markets

This classroom lesson, based on the largest of the Museum’s permanent exhibits, will help students understand the trade-off between risk and reward in investing; identify and define the three major financial asset classes; explain what factors cause financial market fluctuations and crises; explain why governments and companies have issued bonds historically and today; and explore information technology in the field of finance.
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