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Take a Risk on Investor Island Part I

This is a link to a lesson plan designed to: Explain risk, return and the trade-off between them; Use historical performance data to predict a stock's risk and potential return; Calculate stock profit and loss; and Identify key differences between stocks and bonds Students take a trip to Investor Island on the imaginary Planet Orange where they are introduced to the concepts of investment, risk, and return. With residents of the islands, they explore stocks and bonds as investment options. In learning about these two investment options, they discover there is a trade-off between risk and return.


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