Beth Holland

Food for thought…


7th Grade Final Stock Market Challenge

Now that we have taken the raw data out of our database and compiled the information, the next challenge is to analyze it. In groups, you are going to look at the data from four different perspectives. On Tuesday, May 17th, both classes will present their findings.

Each challenge asks the teams to compare the class portfolio to various market indexes as defined by Morning Star. Use this link to find your information.

Challenge #1 – Diversity by Capitalization
Look at diversity of the class portfolio by Capitalization and compare it to what Morning Star lists as the 13 week ROI.

7A Group: Andrew, Sierra, John

7M Group: Allie, Annie, Maddie

Challenge #2 – Diversity by Sector
Look at diversity of the class portfolio by sector and compare it to what Morning Star lists as the 13 week ROI. Know that Morning Star does not use the terms Information, Manufacturing, and Services. You will have to figure out which holdings are Cyclical, Defensive, and Sensitive.

7A Group: Issy, Luca, Michael, Nat

7M Group: Piers, Corran, Ben, Jasmine

Challenge #3 – Performance versus the Market Indexes
Compare the class portfolio return against the Dow, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, S&P 500, and the S&P Mid Cap 400. How did the class do in 13 weeks versus the various markets?

7A Group: Scott, Laura, Ben

7M Group: Jack, Mary, Finn, Witt

Challenge #4 – Diversity by Sector and Sub Sector
Look at diversity of the class portfolio by sector, as well as by the 12 sub-sectors, and compare it to what Morning Star lists as the 13 week ROI. Know that Morning Star does not use the terms Information, Manufacturing, and Services. You will have to figure out which holdings are Cyclical, Defensive, and Sensitive, as well as the sub sector for each holding.

7A Group: Morgan, Morgan, and Ana

7M Group: Amanda, Arthur, and Pete


7th Grade – Stock Market Game Workflow

7th graders, with the SMG, we are also going to use the web to populate a database. At the close of the game, we will use all of the data collected to further analyze your trades. Here is your workflow:

  1. Enter your trade through the SMG website
  2. Enter as much information as you can into your Numbers spreadsheet
  3. After you get a final price per share, go back and update your spreadsheet
  4. Go to the 7th Grade SMG Database site to file your team’s trade


7th Grade Webquest

You are going a webquest to learn some background information for Inherit the Wind. Each of you is going to first work individually to find the answers to the questions, on your topic, in this webquest. Here is what we’re going to do. Then, you are going to work with your group member(s) to create a presentation. Finally, you are going to teach the class what you learned.

DUE: Start of class on Tuesday, January 25th

  1. Open Pages and Save As>Name-Topic (ex: Scott-WilliamJenningsBryan) to your Documents folder
  2. TYPE the answers to the questions in this document. You may NOT copy & paste. Write your answers in your own words.

DUE: End of the day on Friday, January 28th

  1. Open Keynote, choose White or Black, and Save As>GroupName-TopicĀ (ex: ScottAndrew-WilliamJenningsBryan) to the 2012 folder
  2. Create a title slide with the name of your topic
  3. For each question that you answered in the webquest, create a Title & Bullets slide with the relevant information. NO COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!

Present to the class on Tuesday, February 1st

7A – Topics

  • Scott – William Jennings Bryan
  • Issy – Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • Andrew – William Jennings Bryan
  • Luca – The Scopes Trial
  • Laura – American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ben – John T. Scopes
  • Morgan L.- American Civil Liberties Union
  • Sierra – The Scopes Trial
  • Michael – John T. Scopes
  • Anastasia – Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • John – Clarence Seward Darrow
  • Morgan R. – The Scopes Trial
  • Nat – Clarence Seward Darrow

7M – Topics

  • Corran – William Jennings Bryan
  • Arthur – Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • Annie – William Jennings Bryan
  • Jack – The Scopes Trial
  • Amanda – American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ben – John T. Scopes
  • Mary- American Civil Liberties Union
  • Jasmine – The Scopes Trial
  • Piers – John T. Scopes
  • Maddie – Charles Darwin and Evolution
  • Finn – Clarence Seward Darrow
  • Witt – The Scopes Trial
  • Allie – Clarence Seward Darrow
  • Pete – Charles Darwin and Evolution


7th Grade – Persuasion visuals

While you are giving your persuasive speeches, you have the option of using up to 5 images as your background. These are NOT bulleted lists or anything with type on them. You should choose images that stand on their own, support your argument, and enhance your presentation. This ad from the ASPCA illustrates the idea really well.