Example We will present Week Two – Making aHouse Purchase Students already formed groups of two-four basedupon their preferences and teacher approval. In week one students will have received theircareers and salaries. They will have input this information into theirgroup’s Excel worksheet. Students will have already completed a budgetworksheet, and will have rationed their salaryaccording to their income.
Purchasing a HouseMonday Students will be given threehome prices These three numbers will be justabove, right within, and justbelow what each group canafford Groups must deliberate howpurchasing each house willaffect their finances By the end of class each groupwill turn in one purchase price
Purchasing a HouseTuesday Begin researching realhomes that fit the pricethat they chose the daybefore Teacher will provide aReal Estate website They will have to decideas a group qualities of ahome they really wantvs. need vs. can afford Decide on 2-3 optionsand print these
Purchasing a HouseWednesday Students will have 20minutes to decide ona final house topurchase. Students must inputtheir budgetinginformation into theirspreadsheet. Students will decideon a mortgage plan,and make anyadjusts to theirbudget to accountfor this new expense.
Purchasing a HouseThursday Students will create a visualposter Each poster must display theirthree pricing options, theirthree choices of homes, andtheir final decisions Students will prepare apresentation for Friday usingthis visual poster. They must present in detail theprocess of decision makingthat they went through as wellas a rationale for the housethey chose to buy. Each student will write theirindividual reflection.
Purchasing a HouseFriday On Friday, students willcome in and hand in theirindividual reflections. Each group will presenttheir poster. Students can offerfeedback to eachstudent presentation.