❖ Generates a word
❖ Analyzing writing
for overused words
❖ Digital Posters
❖ Persuasive Writing
❖ Anything for which you would make a poster
Create your own talking
Create your own comic strip
Illustrate Important Facts
Word Processing Project Rubric
Slide Presentations Finished Examples 2009
Finished Examples 2008 (not Google
Million Dollar Project Guidelines
Your mission: You have been given $1,000,000.00. You must spend all of the money. No more, no less. Every cent must be
1. You must save between $25,000.00 and $100,000.00 for college. You may choose how to invest the money
(stocks, bonds, savings account, certificate of deposit, mutual funds, etc – or a combination of these).
2. You must buy one home. The home must cost less than $300,000.00. You may not purchase any other real estate.
3. You must give between $25,000.00 and $100,000.00 to charity. You may choose the charity or charities, but they
must be real, and you must explain what they do and why you choose them.
4. Your expenses must be listed in Google Docs spreadsheets. There should be one spreadsheet for a total of what
you have spent for the project, and one for each “Major Category” of spending.
5. You must have at least 5 “Major Catagories”, and you must spend at least $25,000.00 in each “Major Category.”
One of those will be “College Savings”, one will be “Home Purchase”, and one will be “Donations to Charities.”
The other categories are up to you.
6. All purchases must be researched, and you must list a source for each purchase. You cannot simply make up
7. You may choose to add 6% sales tax to your purchases. This is not required, and will make your project much
8. You must display your finished project in a Google Docs presentation.
9. You must spend the money you have remaining after your home purchase, savings, and charitable donations to
work towards the theme you have chosen.
10. A grading rubric will be passed out to show exactly how you will be graded.
Million Dollar Project Rubric
Spreadsheets – Worth 100 Points (1/2 total project grade):
1. Major Categories Spreadsheet – 30 points
a. Neatness – 5 points
b. Shows correct totals for all major categories – 10 points
c. Total of all major categories equals exactly $1,000,000.00 – 15 points
2. Other Spreadsheets – 70 points
a. Neatness – 10 points
b. Show correct totals on all spreadsheets – 10 points
c. At least $25,000.00 spent in each category – 3 points
d. Home purchase follows correct rules – 3 points
e. College Savings follows correct rules – 3 points
f. Charitable Donations follow correct rules – 3 points
g. Other Money is spent toward project theme – 10 points
h. Sources are shown for all purchases – 8 points
i. All necessary purchases to complete project are shown – 12 points
(ie. If you are taking a trip to Egypt, you included everything needed – hotels, transportation, airfare, meals, souvenirs,
j. Detailed information of each item purchased is shown – 5 points
k. There are at least 5 major categories – 3 points
Presentation – Worth 100 Pts (1/2 total project grade):
1. Neatness – 20 points
2. All Excel Spreadsheets are shown – 20 points
3. Pictures of house and other purchases are shown – 15 points
4. A correct pie chart of major category spending is shown – 15 points
5. The project completely covers everything that is needed for your theme (see letter “i” above) – 10 points
6. The project is presented by the student in a clear, audible, coherent manner – 10 points
7. The reasons for choosing your charity and investments for your college savings are shown and explained – 5 points
8. The presentation has a title, and the name of the presenter is shown – 5 points
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