Ready, Set, Invest!

Activity

Ready, Set, Invest!

Duration: 60 min.
Suggested level: Secondary 5
Subject: Anglais, langue seconde, Law, Financial Education, Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Religious Culture, Personal Orientation Project (POP)

Description

Students step into the shoes of an investor to reflect on legal and ethical business practices before making investment decisions.

Pedagogical objectives

  • -Introduce students to some laws that apply to companies.
  • Encourage them to think about whether the companies are respecting these laws.
  • Encourage them to reflect on the ethical conduct of the company

Pedagogical objectives

  • Introduce students to some laws that apply to companies.
  • Encourage them to think about whether the companies are respecting these laws.
  • Encourage them to reflect on the ethical conduct of the company.

Broad areas of learning

  • Career Planning and Entrepreneurship:
    • Familiarity with the world of work, social roles and occupations and trades
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities:
    • Responsible use of goods and services
    • Awareness of social, economic and ethical aspects of consumption
  • Citizenship and Community Life:
    • Promotion of the rules of social conduct and democratic institutions

Cross-curicular competencies

  • Career Planning and Entrepreneurship:
    • Familiarity with the world of work, social roles and occupations and trades
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities:
    • Responsible use of goods and services
    • Awareness of social, economic and ethical aspects of consumption
  • Citizenship and Community Life:
    • Promotion of the rules of social conduct and democratic institutions

Related content

  • Éducaloi’s article on different types of businesses and their legal structures
  • Éducaloi’s article on companies and incorporation, and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of legal structure
  • Teacher’s Guide: several complementary and follow-up activities for this workshop

External pedagogical ressources

  • The website of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Quebec securities regulator) offers quizzes for students to further their knowledge on the topic

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