Students take stock in economic reality

 

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Investment games mirror real-world money issues

2:00 a.m. February 21, 2009The money’s fake, but the lesson is real.

When sixth-grader Lauren Haebel discovered she had lost thousands of dollars in a stock-market-simulation game at Bonsall West Elementary School, she did something she rarely does – she went mute. Months later, she still has trouble describing that moment, but her pose suggests an 11-year-old’s version of “The Scream.”

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