Help Support Our Fall 2016 Kiva Borrowers
Each year I do this project where my students research and present on a developing country, and then introduce their audience to a real-life entrepreneur in that country who is currently seeking a loan to start or grow their business. Then the classes vote on which entrepreneur will actually get our class's $100 of loan funds. This year my 2nd & 4th Period classes voted on the following two Entrepreneurs: Joseph from Kenya, and Elizabeth Carolina from Ecuador!
Both Joseph and Elizabeth Carolina only need a few hundred more dollars so that they can receive their loans to expand their businesses (and their ability to earn money to take care of their families). So please help! When they repay the loan to you someday, you can then re-lend it to other worthy borrowers through Kiva.org. Also feel free to spread their info out to others, post it on social media, etc. Thanks!
Investment Portfolio Project
Students will create and manage their own investment portfolios for the rest of the semester. They are of course not graded on the performance of their investments, but on the process of managing the portfolio, and reflecting on its performance. However, students should be motivated to do as well as they can and manage their portfolios to be as profitable as possible, as the winner at the end of the year will receive a cash prize of real money!
Students will click on the appropriate link below to sign up for the class period where they have Business. They will then sign up for an account (they should use the same email account they use for their Google Drive, and a password they will certainly remember--because I will never know it, so I cannot help them if they forget). They will need a password from me to participate in our class's competition, and I will provide that during class. Once they're in, they're free to start trading and making money! Your first 10 Stock Purchases are due to be completed by Thursday, Sept. 15.
Dream Car Evaluation
Now that we all know your Dream Car, let's find it, in the real world right now, at the closest possible seller/dealer, and find out how much it costs. Then using various web resources (kbb.com (Links to an external site.), clearbook.com (Links to an external site.), etc.) find out if the asking price for your dream car is a fair price or not.
Then, just incase your dream car turns out to be little bit outside of your real budget for the next few years, find another car for sale right now that would work for you and be just fine. We'll call that car your "Reasonable Alternative" to your Dream Car. Then you will likewise use the same web resources to evaluate if that asking price is fair or not. In the end you'll reflect on what you learned while evaluating the prices of these cars. This will be due in Canvas by Wednesday, August 17.
Student Introduction Email Assignment
Using what they have learned about proper Email Etiquette, students will write an email introducing themselves to me, and send it to my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email will need to be received by Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Parent/Guardian Contact Info Form
Your first assignment is a very easy one. Take the Parent/Guardian Contact Info form home to your family and have them fill it out. Bring it back Tuesday, Aug. 9 for an easy homework grade. If you lose your paper copy, you can print out and extra copy for yourself as it's linked below. Also, if any Parents/Guardians are willing to fill out the form online (my preferred method), that form is linked here also: