April 18-May 10: Going For Broke!!

Are you on the path to becoming a responsible adult? Do you have what it takes to make it in the real world? Find out in our next project: Going for Broke!

During the course of this activity, you will:

  • Choose a career
  • Register for a free online stock market game (extension)
  • Prepare a budget and plan for your life at age 23
  • Navigate unexpected twists and turns that can either give you money or take away from your planned budget–just like real life!

Make sure you keep up with your packet and daily log. 

  • You will receive formative participation grades for daily work (30%)
  • Your final packet is a summative assessment (70%)
  • If you lose your packet,  you may buy a new one for 25 Cool Cats, or you may print one from my blog.

You can’t do nothing in class and then expect to complete this at home without my help!

  • I’m uploading the packet and my PowerPoints, but it’s NOT the same as paying attention in class. I’m also not uploading all the additional information we’re using. Plus, we’re doing things in class–like spinning for your savings account, wildcards, etc–that can’t be done at home. You must pay attention every day! If you have been absent, just start where you left off. I’ve built in one make-up day.

Resources

Apartment/Rental Home Finder – Remember to input reasonable criteria (ie, don’t look beyond your budget). You must look in metro Atlanta. If you can’t find something in your budget, you need a roommate!

Cable/Internet Plans – choose one

Stock Market Game – password not required if you go through this link

Career Cruiser Website

No login for Career Cruiser? Try THIS SITE instead.

Career Research Website (O*Net)

HOPE Scholarship

Georgia List of Scholarships (use AFTER you look at HOPE)

Net Pay per Month  

Jobs for 14-year-olds

 

March 26-30, 2018

Monday, March 26

Today we reviewed the legislative branch of Georgia’s government and then took a short quiz.  REVIEW  LESSON HERE.

Tuesday, March 27

Today we played Jeopardy to review the Executive branch of Georgia’s government and then took a quiz.

Still need a review? CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, March 28

Today we reviewed the Judicial branch of Georgia’s government and then took a short quiz. REVIEW LESSON HERE.

QUIZLET HERE

JEOPARDY HERE

MEMORY GAME HERE

WORD SEARCH HERE

CROSSWORD HERE

Thursday, March 29

Friday, March 30

 

 

March 19-23

Monday, March 19: Touchstones; Kahoot! (review from last week); begin reading about Juvenile Justice System

HW: Read THIS SECTION your online textbook – ONLY CHAPTER  28!!!!! (Or see me for a hard copy from our in-class textbook. The information is the same).

Tuesday, March 20: Juvenile Justice System – lecture; discussion; game

HW: Read THIS SECTION in your online textbook (Or see me for a hard copy from our in-class textbook. The information is the same)

Wednesday, March 21: Finish Juvenile Justice System lecture (1st and 2nd); Juvenile Justice System cont. Review questions/discussion (5th and 6th)

HW: Read THIS SECTION in your online textbook (Or see me for a hard copy from our in-class textbook. The information is the same)

Thursday, March 22: Juvenile Justice System cont. Review questions/discussion (1st and 2nd); Begin Local and County Government (5th and 6th)

 

 

February 26-March 2

KEEP WORKING ON YOUR STANDARDS JOURNAL. YOU SHOULD  FINISH THROUGH P. 23 BY THE END OF THIS WEEK! YOUR GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS SHOULD ALREADY BE COMPLETE.

Monday: We had numerous absences before the break. So, today we took one class period for students to catch up on any late assignments, missed work, or grade recovery needed.

Tuesday: Today we began with some notes on the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia. If you’ve been  absent, please see me to get the notes when you return.

Wednesday: Today we took the required Student Health Survey. This took most of the class period. I then introduced our group project. Students will work together in groups to become experts on one person, group, or event listed in our Civil Rights standards. They will be presenting their findings to the class next week; tentatively, it will be Tuesday (depending on how far students get while I’m out on Thursday).

Thursday: I am out on Thursday; Ms. Wooten is our sub. Students will be working on their group projects.

Friday: We will continue working on our group projects.