Middle School C.A.T.S.
Program Update, Issue 2
If you missed the dissection slideshow, here it is! http://goo.gl/htWrFM
Currently, students are working on a project called Kiva (www.kiva.org). Students have been researching and discussing how to help improve an individual's and country's standard of living. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is also a factor students are analyzing to understand the living standards in other countries. This organization (Kiva) helps fund others who need various loans. Each student has found a loan recipient they would like to fund and have researched the country. When we return from the break students will give a presentation to persuade the class to give our $100 loan to their recipient.
Right now our loans are hypothetical. If anyone is interested in helping us fund our $100 loan, please considered buying us the gift of a Kiva gift card. What a wonderful learning experience it would be for the students to see this come full circle.
After the winter break, we will finish these projects and begin to work on our competition Extempore' as well as travel to different regions around the world.