Students join the stock market melee—virtually

Chesapeake Academy’s fifth grade geography students found themselves right in the middle of one of the most discussed stock market events in recent history when many students invested in GameStop as part of a stock market simulation game in geography.

The fun was part of an economics unit in which students learned the basics of stocks, investing, supply and demand, types of economies and personal finance, according to head of school Julianne T. Duvall.

To help students better understand investing and the stock market and their own portfolio success, Chesapeake Academy parent and vice president of investments at Davenport & Co. Brian Manetz joined the class for a fun informational and question and answer session via Zoom.

Here’s what they learned:

• What is a short sale? It is a transaction in which an investor sells borrowed shares of stock in anticipation of a price decline….

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