High School Investing Basics

Marketplaces sets students up for long-term wealth creation and financial stability by equipping them with an understanding of how the market works and the confidence to participate in it.

Investing Basics:

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Critical Investment Education for the Modern Student

Interactive & digestible modules aligned to Jump$tart Standards.

  • Stock exchanges
  • Global markets
  • Risk and return
  • Long-term investing
  • Asset allocation
  • Venture capitalism
  • Inflation and deflation

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How does Marketplaces align with my curriculum?

EVERFI has built a network of partners and sponsors who help fund Marketplaces for your school or district. Through multi-year commitments, EVERFI partners give teachers and administrators the assurance that programming can be launched at scale and even written into curriculum.

Marketplaces' lessons are aligned to Jump$tart’s National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, Council of Economic Education’s National Standards for Financial Literacy, National Council for the Social Studies C3 Framework, and more. EVERFI provides comprehensive curriculum guides and standards alignment guides to help you plan for implementation.

No-Cost Digital Lessons

Relevant & Engaging

Students will reflect on the concepts they learned and apply them to their lives.


Spark a sense of autonomy - students control and make smart choices about their investments.

Explore the Key Pillars of Marketplaces:

Real World Learning

Storytelling and simulation connect seemingly intangible skills to real-life contexts.

Bring Marketplaces to Your Classroom Today!


Five Digital Lessons:


This lesson introduces marketplaces by defining what a financial market is and how students’ lives are impacted by the global financial market.

The Economy

This lesson explores the impact the economy has on the world and everyone’s daily lives. Students apply their learning by predicting how individuals and businesses will behave in different economic climates.

Startup to IPO

Students explore financing options for growing companies. Topics include bootstrapping, debt financing, angel investing, and venture capital.

Keys to Investing

This lesson introduces different types of financial assets and how to use asset allocation and diversification to balance risk and reward.

Investment Game

Students apply what they’ve learned from previous modules by making realistic financial decisions at different stages of their life.

Target Students 

Grades 9-12


Economics, Financial Literacy, Social Science, CTE


20 Minutes/ Activity 1.5 Hours Total