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SHOW ME THE MONEY SYLLABUS-2007

Week One: Focus-Money NOVEMBER 5-NOVEMBER 10

Each week you will have a reading assignment, at least (1) activity, a writing assignment, and an online discussion to complete. (All assignments are due by Friday, unless otherwise specified.)

*Introduce yourself on the WCATY website. Please include your name, school attended, hobbies/interests, etc.

* Read: “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (Pages 1-168, first 1/2)

*Activity: Complete basic terminology words and definitions and give a real life example of each.

*Read the (2) comic books: ***THESE WILL BE PROVIDED BY ME***

“The Story of Money”, “The Story of Monetary Policy”

*Write a 4 paragraph paper about what you learned for each of the comic books. You will have (2) four paragraph papers. The first 2 paragraphs should be a general summary of the comic book. In the third and fourth paragraphs, I would like you to address the questions listed online.

• Online discussion: Questions will be posted online.

Week Two: Focus: Finance NOVEMBER 12-NOVEMBER 17

*Read: FINISH: Confessions of a Shopaholic (Pages 169-END)

*Activity: (2 Parts)

*Part A: Prepare a budget. (See handout for requirements)

*Part B: Use an online saving calculator to determine how much money you could save by the time you are 30, 40 and 50 using each of the following dollar amounts.

$ 5.00 a week, $15.00 a week, $25.00 a week.

Use today’s interest rate which is 6%, then 4% and then 8%

-Make a table in Word using the directions from the posted document and send me your calculations.

* Read the comic books:

The Story of the Federal Reserve System , The Story of Checks and Electronic Payments

*Write a 4 paragraph paper about what you learned for each of the comic books. You will have (2) four paragraph papers. The first 2 paragraphs should be a general summary of the comic book. In the third and fourth paragraphs, I would like you to address the questions listed online.

*Online discussion: Questions will be posted

Face to Face-Meeting 1 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007

• Introductions

• The Power of Money-Movie and Discussion

• Finance Simulation-Hand out and explain project

• Activity packets

• Set up Stock Market Simulation Online-At least 1 International Company

• Set up Excel Spreadsheet Template for Stock Market Simulation

• Choose entrepreneur book-from a list-YOU MUST PURCHASE THIS!!!!!

• Activity-Game on terminology-PRIZES!!

***Bring something to save your computer work on. For example: flash drive, pen drive, blank CD-R

Week Three: Focus-Stock Market NOVEMBER 19-NOVEMBER 24

*Read: Murder at the Margin- (1st half-Pages 1-100)

*Activity: Monitor your stocks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Plug your numbers into your spreadsheet. Make any transactions on these days and record what you do in your journal.

*Activity: Work on Finance Simulation

*Write: Choose an article from an online newspaper or magazine that deals with finance. Write a 3 paragraph summary of your article. The last paragraph should be your personal thoughts about the article. Remember to cite your article.

*Online discussion: Questions will be posted

Week Four: Focus-World Trade NOVEMBER 26-NOVEMBER 30

*Read: Finish reading : Murder at the Margin- (2nd half-Pages 100-200)

*Activity: Complete Finance Simulation

*Activity: Monitor your stocks each and every day. Plug your numbers into your spreadsheet. Make any transactions on these days and record what you do in your journal.

(**This should take about 10-15 minutes per day.)

*Write-Choose one of your international companies from your stock market simulation and one of your American companies and research those companies and their products. Write a 2 page paper for each company. Please include the following: History of the company, Executive Officers, Date of inception, Founder, Detailed description of products, location, vital statistics, Target market (I will be adding more here!)

*Online Discussion:

Week Five: Entrepreneurs-American/International Companies

DECEMBER 3-DECEMBER 8

*You should have your entrepreneur book by now!

*Read the first half of the book

*Take notes using the notesheet to be used to create your PowerPoint Presentation at a later point in time.

*Activity: Currency exchange, average salary, Cost of products-There will be printable handouts available online with directions.

*Activity: Monitor your stocks each and every day. Plug your numbers into your spreadsheet. Make any transactions you would like and record what you do in your journal.

*Write: At the end of the week write a 2 page summary about your Stock Market Simulation. Please answer the following: What stocks did you purchase? What stocks did you sell? What stocks were in your final portfolio? Did you make a profit or did you lose money? How much did you make or lose? How much was your final portfolio worth? Tell me 3 things did you learned about the stock market. What could you have done differently to make more money?

***You will be bringing this with you to the F2F #2 meeting.

* Write: Read the comic books, The Story of Foreign Trade and Exchange and Inflation

*Write a 4 paragraph paper about what you learned for each of the comic books. You will have (2) four paragraph papers. The first 2 paragraphs should be a general summary of the comic book. In the third and fourth paragraphs, I would like you to address the questions listed online.

*Online discussion

Face to Face-Meeting 2 TUESDAY-DECEMBER 4, 2007

* Bring in your Stockmarket summaries and PRIZES!

*Graphing in Excel-Bring your stock market data with you.

(Your spreadsheet saved on your storage device and a printout. ) You will be handing in this assignment before you leave.

*Bring completed Finance Simulation to the meeting

*Set up Powerpoint template for Entrepreneur PowerPoint presentation

*Discuss Product project-Handouts

*Brochure Setup

*Group Discussion

*Games: Markets/Production/Inflation

*Review evaluation

Week Six: Economy-Product Development DECEMBER 10-DECEMBER 14

*Read- Finish reading Entrepreneur Book.

*Activity- (4 Parts)

(MONDAY)

Part A: Complete the Product Development worksheet

Part B: Write a survey dealing with your product-At least 10 questions.

(TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY)

Part C: Give your survey to at least 10 people from your demographic group-(Possibly over the weekend!) Hang on to all your surveys!

Part D: Summarize your data and write a 1 page paper that tells me what you discovered from your surveys about your potential product. Make sure that you support your conclusions with statistical data from your surveys.

(THURSDAY AND FRIDAY)

*Write-A Product Plan. This should be a 6 paragraph document. Paragraph 1: Product Description, Paragraph 2: Demographics, Paragraph 3: Benefits-Why Should People Buy It (Include at least 3 reasons), Paragraph 4: Packaging Ideas, Paragraph 5: Price and Advertising Ideas, Paragraph 6: Potential problems (This is due FIRST thing Monday, May 14!)

*Online Discussion

Week Seven: Marketing DECEMBER 17-DECEMBER 22

*Read: Start reading” The Invisible Heart (First ½)

*Activity-(2 parts)

Part A: Create a logo for your company on cardstock

(This MUST be original artwork in color .)

Part B: Create a business card for your company using Microsoft Word –Directions on handout.

*Activity-Work on your Entrepreneur Powerpoint. Remember to check over your rubric and include all of the necessary elements.

****(This MUST be completed by the Final Face to Face, JANUARY 15, 2008

*Write: Choose 1 Fad-(Ex: Bell Bottoms, Beanie Babies or Tomagotchis) Write a 2 page paper summarizing the fad you chose. See handout for directions and required elements.

*Online Discussion: Questions will be posted

Week Eight and Nine: Advertising JANUARY 2-JANUARY 11

*Read: Finish reading “The Invisible Heart”

*Activity-To be announced

Part A: Design a package for your product-See rubric

Part B: Make a poster to advertise your product. –See Rubric

Part C: Make a brochure for your product-See rubric

*Activity-Complete your Entreprenuer Powerpoint if it’s not already completed!

*Write: Research advertising techniques. List 10 different techniques and rate them in your opinion from 1-10 on their effectiveness. (Give specific examples)

*Write-Personal Evaluation-See online directions

.*Online Discussion-Questions will be posted

***YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING COMPLETED AND BRING IT TO THE FINAL FACE TO FACE:

Printed color business card, Poster, Printed color brochure, Package for product, Printed Powerpoint handouts (1 copy), Entrepreneur Powerpoint saved on a flash drive or CD.

**(If your school does not have a color printer, please let me know and we will work out other arrangements.)

Final Face to Face Meeting: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008

Entrepreneur Powerpoint Presentations

Product Presentations

Group Discussion

Activity

Evaluation with me/Grade

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