This lesson serves as an introduction to the stock market. Students will learn that the stock market is a way for people to invest their money. They will learn about stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will be asked to analyze hypothetical scenarios that encourage critical thinking and expose them to investment situations. Students will learn that the stock market is much like a game of chance, and even the best investors don’t count on their ability to choose the right stock. Therefore, a diversified portfolio is ideal.