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Students explore ethics. In this business ethics lesson plan, students discuss corporate responsibilities to society as they read selected articles on the topic. Students consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student discussion and the formulation of guidelines and principles in the business world.
Students develop an understanding of philanthropy through definition and actions. Students to get to know themselves and their classmates by engaging in activities imbedded in this lesson plan. They investigate the types of philanthropic institutions: charities and community foundations, and family, corporate and independent foundations found in their community.
Learners investigate body systems by participating in a role-play activity. Third, fourth, and fifth graders pretend that they are an organ or system of the human body, and they must write a letter to the body "corporation" discussing their job. They illustrate a picture of the organ or body part they are role-playing. Very creative!
With a ton of resources and a handful of well thought out activities, this lesson plan is sure to show your class the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. They analyze case studies, and simulate the role of consultant, making recommendations to clients.
Students examine the concept of reducing solid waste and how it relates to product packaging. They read about and evaluate the packaging decisions of two major U.S. corporations, develop a t-chart comparing the pros and cons of various types of new packaging, and conduct an experiment that involves hydropulping.
Students explore ethics. In this business ethics lesson, students watch "The Corporation" and discuss employee policies, community outreach, and business models. Students consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student discussion and the formulation of guidelines and principles in the business world.
Bring the Occupy Movement debate to your classroom. This political cartoon analysis offers a chance for pupils to explore their personal ideas about corporate America and current economic issues. Background information is provided to help them "read between the lines," and question prompts encourage analysis both of the cartoon and the current economic situation. Try taking out some of the prompts to let learners figure out the symbolism for themselves.
Pupils identify the costs and benefits of large corporations and monopoly industries. Using the internet, they discover how businesses use different types of exploitation to maximize their profits. They read two articles about plants in the United States being shut down and being relocated to Mexico and develop possible solutions to the problem.
Students analyze corporal punishment, debating the pros and cons. Students investigate, collecting background information and interviewing school community members. If students disagree with the district's policy, students develop a strategic plan to encourage the district to make the changes.
Ninth graders examine the use of corporal punishment in Canada. In groups, they make their own advertisement trying to persuade others to support or disagree with the practice. They also write a persuasive essay and draw an image showing their view on the use of corporal punishment.