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Asking for a loan


Students deliver a persuasive monologue on why a family member should lend them money.

Big idea

People can get different types of loans based on how much money they make and their history paying back loans. 

Essential questions

  • How might a person’s money habits and choices influence their ability to borrow money?
  • What are some questions to ask a lender to better understand the risks and benefits of borrowing money?


  • Identify characteristics that make a person a good borrower
  • Create a speech (also called a monologue) to ask a family member for a loan

What students will do

  • Create a persuasive speech to get a loan from a family member.
  • Deliver the speech to the class.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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