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Welcome to the inauguration of Minds On the Markets!

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What is Minds on the Markets 1.0?

Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the School of Education, Health, and Human Services have collaborated with the NASDAQ OMX Foundation to teach high school students about financial markets.

Minds on the Markets 1.0, an eight module curriculum developed by Hofstra University, and is available for implementation this year. Video interviews with experts in the field of finance accompany each module and make Minds on the Markets a unique, educational experience.  All materials are free of charge.

How do schools participate?

Teachers of Social Studies, Business Education, and Economics can participate in either the Fall or Spring term or over the course of the full year.

Program highlights

After completing Modules 5 and 8, challenges are provided for student teams to collaboratively solve. The challenges will be assessed by Hofstra University professors. The winning team of the final challenge will be invited to New York for a three-day, whirlwind financial tour. The winning team members will also be invited to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ in Times Square.

During the first year of Minds on the Markets, the following is planned:

  1. There will be 8 modules featuring Instructor Notes, PowerPoints, Activities, Glossaries and at least one video per module showcasing a financial world leader. Video questions are included for student discussion.
  2. After each module teachers can send one team’s activity assignment to us. The winning school will receive a $500 award.
  3. Both challenges will be assessed by Hofstra professors. You can submit one of your student group's work to be assessed.
  4. The winning team, from all of our schools, will be brought to New York City for three days (with their teacher, of course) in late June.

We are anxious to have your feedback. Your comments will help inform the future modules this year. In addition, we have plans to edit/revise the modules for next year based on this year's experience. Your suggestions/ideas will be very helpful in that regard as well.


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