Students will explore basic concepts of economics and how those concepts relate to the global economy, corporations, and their personal living experiences. Students will understand what a stock represents and the correlation among assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity. Further, students will understand how to interpret a balance sheet and the relationship between the organization and its owners. Students will apply these concepts by participating in a stock market simulation, working collaboratively with peers and acting as portfolio managers. They will utilize digital and print resources to research corporations and assess trends that may affect the stock market.