Grade 9-12

Invest in Yourself | Lesson Demo

Updated: April 3 2023,
Author: barrel fan
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This video is a classroom demonstration of Lesson 2: Invest in Yourself from CEE’s Learning Earning and Investing for a New Generation publication (Lesson 3 in the previous version). To explore the concept that people invest in themselves through education, the students work in two groups and participate in a mathematics game. Both groups are assigned mathematics problems to solve. One group is told about a special technique for solving the problems. The other group is not. The game helps the students recognize that improved human capital allows people to produce more in a given amount of time. Next, the students identify the human capital required for a variety of jobs. Finally, they learn about the connections among investment in human capital, careers, and earning potential. The video starts with an introduction of an educator describing how he teaches the lesson, followed by a demonstration of the lesson being taught to students in the classroom.

This lesson was originally published in CEE’s Learning Earning and Investing for a New Generation, which introduces students to the world of personal finance through 21 lessons that provide active learning experiences to help students master the basics of investing. Visit the CEE Store for more information about the publication and how to purchase it.

Invest in Yourself Lesson 2 LEI