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Corporate Human Rights Policies
Students examine corporate human rights policies. In this business ethics lesson, students read articles and conduct research that allows them to respond to and discuss the provided business ethics questions.
What is the Role of the Corporation in Society?
Students explore ethics. In this business ethics lesson, 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.
Is Monopoly the Microsoft Board's Game?
Students first participate in an in-depth discussion about capitalism, monopolies, trusts, mergers, and the Sherman Antitrust Act. They work in groups to investigate past examples of corporations tried for antitrust act violations.
Students research the allegations of unfair or illegal business practices of various corporations, then create media campaigns that seek to improve the companies' images.
Hmmm-What is Philanthropy?
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. They investigate the types of philanthropic institutions: charities and community foundations, and family, corporate and independent foundations found in their community.
Corporate Headquarters Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes the names of 20 corporations. Students identify the names of the cities the corporations are located in.
Business Ownership: How Sweet It Can Be!
With a ton of resources and a handful of well thought out activities, this lesson 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.
Providing a Helping Hand
Students examine the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students create charts that display how corporate sponsorships benefit communities.
Students report on the activism of corporate philanthropists. In this service learning lesson, students research companies that operate as philanthropists and identify their recipients.
How Fair is International Trade?
Students research the concept of transnational corporations and investigate the details of one particular TNC. They then compare the Gross National Products of a range of countries to the profits of the TNCs.
Human Body Corp.
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!
It's all In the Package
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.
Examine the role of the Securities Exchange Commission. Upper graders watch a short Bill Moyers video, analyze a political cartoon, complete a graphic organizer on the SEC, and develop SEC reform strategies to rebuild investor confidence.
The Human Body Corporation
Students, as employees (organs) of the Human Body Corporation, try to avoid being "fired" by writing a letter defending their position in the company. They describe their function in the company and how the company would fail without them.
Corporate Profits vs. Jobs
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.
BE-01-01 Introduction to Business Ethics
Students explore ethics. In this business ethics activity, 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.
Business Practices and Competition
Students 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.
The Growth Of A Business
Students explore the growth of businesses from single proprietorships to corporations. They compare and contrast single proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. In closing, students explore the pros and cons of each type of business.
How Do You Analyze a Corporation?
Young scholars analyze corporation whose stock they may consider buying for the Global Stock Game (GSG).
School discipline includes paddling
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.