Stocks and Shares

Pssst: Buy low, sell high! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the mysteries of stocks and shares. You’ll learn exactly what stocks are, who owns them, and how their value is determined. You’ll find out about corporations and why a company would choose to be one. Discover what it means to own a share, and how and where all the trading happens. As you find out how to tell which stocks are high-risk and which are safer, you’ll learn how investing can keep you afloat, make you a millionaire — or turn you into a pauper.

Banking Lesson Plan: How Do Banks Work?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the basic purpose banks and the banking industry serves in the US economy. Students will understand the purposes of and difference between checking and savings accounts, and investigate why and how banks lend money. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »