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Building a good borrowing reputation


Students analyze the profiles of three different people to decide what kind of borrowing reputation they have.

Big idea

People with a good reputation as a borrower are more likely to earn the trust of a lender.

Essential questions

  • How might a person’s habits and decisions affect their reputation as a borrower?
  • How might someone regain a lender’s trust when they have a bad borrowing reputation? 


  • Recognize habits that lead to a good or bad reputation as a borrower
  • Identify what makes a person a good borrower

What students will do

  • Analyze three profiles and decide whether the people have a positive or negative borrowing reputation. 
  • Answer questions about the qualities of a good borrower and their own borrowing reputation. 

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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.