Damascus Middle School Students Play the Stock Market

Mr. Joe Preston’s sixth-grade history students at Damascus Middle School participated in a stock market game as part of their units covering the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. In November, each sixth-grader spent $100,000 buying stock in ten corporations that he/she selected from a list of fifty major companies. The students then watched the stock prices rise and fall for about three months.  Hanah A. had the most profitable portfolio, choosing Amazon (among others) which jumped up almost $300 per share over that period.  Hanah chose Amazon because she bought her phone there.  She says, “I had a good feeling because they sell phones and tablets, and everybody buys those.”  Congratulations to Hanah!