Background:There are lots of nonprofit organizations that help make the world a better place. Examples include the Red Cross, YMCA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the World Wildlife Fund. They raise money to meet the needs of others, especially when emergencies arise.
Essay Assignment: Imagine you volunteer at a nonprofit organization to manage their money, help it grow and protect it from risk. What would your nonprofit organization support and why is it important to you? How would you invest their money in stocks, bonds and mutual funds?
Be sure to explain your recommendations based on what you have learned about saving and investing and what you have researched about the cause.
Investwrite Essay Contest
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Congratulations to Jackson Crosswhite who placed in the top ten in the state!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaEconomics to “like” his poster to help him win a chance at the Grand Prize!
Here is his winning entry:
We have been learning to diversify portfolios with stocks from various industries, bonds and mutual funds. Now we get a chance to showcase what we’ve learned in a national essay contest!
Click on the link below to read the prompt for the essay contest. Use your graphic organizer research notes.
After completing the Hurricane Webquest, answer the following questions in a comment below:
1. How is a hurricane structured?
2. Which severe weather structure is a hurricane most like? Explain your reasoning.
Answer the following two questions.
1. How do parts of a thunderstorm interrelate?
2. Explain how a thunderstorm is an example of a structure.
Complete the Blizzard Webquest found in the blogroll. Answer the following questions as a response/comment below.
1. Do you think a blizzard is an example of a structure? Explain why or why not.
2. How are tornadoes and blizzards the same? How are they different?