Personal Finance Weekly Current Events Assignment Purpose

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Personal Finance Weekly Current Events Assignment

Purpose: The goal of this assignment is to teach students how to apply academic material, Personal Finance, to real world events. News events can be found in one of many sources, a newspaper story, a magazine story, or the internet, along with other sources.

Directions: You are to research a newsworthy article that deals with financial events. It must be from and accredited news source (examples above, must include date and author)

Follow specific format:




Name of Article

Source (Publication)

Date of Article (must be no older than year from date due)

Summary: First paragraph should have at least eight (8) sentences describing the article. Make sure there are strictly facts in this paragraph. State three (3) facts specifically.

Reaction: This is a separate paragraph that should state how you feel about the article. How does it relate to what is discussed in class, or how does it relate to Personal Finance? Why is it important to our society or world? Include a question about the article. For example, if my article is on the benefits of managing your money? My question might be how do you decide on what to spend your money? Grading: Each week you will grade a peer’s current event. The purpose of this is to recognize how to proofread other’s work and how to follow a specific rubric. 10 points for grading peer’s work correctly. I will double check all grades. Your current event is worth a total of 20 points and is graded as followed:

Format: 5

Article: 4

Summary: 10

Reaction: 6

You must include a copy of the article or four (4) points will be deducted from your score. Two (2) points will be given if assignment is turned in early.
Because you have weekly current events, they MAY NOT be made up or accepted late UNLESS you were absent the day the current event is due. Current events are due the very next day you are to return to school (if absent on due date). Due dates are listed below.

1st Quarter: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

2nd Quarter: November 7, 14, December 5, 12, 19, January 9, and 16.

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