Entrepreneurship Teacher Resources
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Young adults consider the application of technology and communication in the business and management career cluster. They research careers in the cluster and discuss what skills are required to be successful. They use their findings to create a poster on business careers.
Twelfth graders are put into business management teams. Each week one leader research one of the following topics: Management, Leadership, Teamwork, and Ethics in Business. They give presentations to the class on their topic of study.
Twelfth graders discuss various operations that occur in businesses and industries. In groups, they compare and contrast leadership styles and the different forms of business ownership. They develop their own business plan and create an advertisement to start their business.
The Boy Scouts of America need to know their stuff to get an entrepreneurship merit badge. Test your class or use some of the questions from this eight page packet. They'll fill out short answer questions about entrepreneurship in order to get a merit badge, or to show what they know.
Give your class a copy of USA TOday to read through and find articles about companies that offer goods or services. They create a graphic organizer and list the business, product, want or need fulfilled of the companies found in the USA Today. Then, they explore entrepreneurship by creating their own business that meets the needs of their community.
Students explore the basket weaving business and entrepreneurship in action. They discuss the basket weaving business and identify business concepts that apply to the creation and sell of baskets. Students identify factors that regulate the introduction of a new seller to the basket weaving market and they prepare a draft for a business plan.
Students discuss the motivation behind owning your own business. They plan a course of action to research the pros and cons of owning a business and then share their information with the rest of the class as a follow up activity.
Students complete a project about economics, supply, and advertising. In this advertising activity, students discuss how money is made, entrepreneurs, and advertising. They make their own business with toys to sell to Kindergartners.
Students explore the concept of women entrepreneurs. In this women entrepreneurs lesson plan, students read an article about women opening their own businesses. Students discuss factors influencing women to become entrepreneurs. Students conduct interviews with people who have a job in non-traditional role, for example a male nurse or female doctor.
Fourth graders examine what it takes to run a business. In this entrepreneurship lesson, 4th graders examine what it takes to organize a business and the risks that must be taken in order to make money. Students also review good and services, and productive resources.
Fourth graders investigate the aspect of owning a business. The concept of making a profit is introduced and the factor of estimated risk is part of the activity. Students produce an idea for a business and review basic terminology.
Learners explore the concept of entrepreneurship. In this entrepreneurship activity, students read an article about how Americans over 50 make up a majority of entrepreneurs. Learners discuss why there is an increase in self-employment for the older generations. Students discuss what the landscape of technology, values, and aging Americans looks like today compared to what it may look like in 20 years.
High schoolers get an introduction to entrepreneurship and business plans in the first lesson of this series. They attempt to determine what personal factors to consider in deciding if the time is right to become an entrepreneur.
High schoolers examine the steps involved in starting a new business. They conduct Internet research, listen to a guest speaker, prepare a ten-page Business Plan, and present their business idea in a role-play situation where they ask for financing for their business.
Eighth graders describe the entrepreneurial process and how it relates to the economy. They work together in small groups to answer questions and participate in small business groups. They use the internet to gather information as well.
Students explore teen entrepreneurs. In this teen entrepreneurship lesson, students examine teen entrepreneurs and answer questions about the real-word situations. Students role play and explore the basic characteristics of an entrepreneur.
Learners examine the history or successful entrepreneurial ventures such as Federal Express. In groups, they research various entrepreneurs and uncover their common characteristics. Then, students apply these themes to create their own companies and write business plans for them.
Students investigate the costs and benefits of planning and starting a new business. They assign their own values to costs and benefits to determine if they should take the risk of starting a business.
Students explore the concept of credit. In this credit lesson, students discuss the necessities to start-up a new business. Students discuss cost of a new business, loans, and credit. Students create their own business and apply what they discussed.
Creativity, cooperative learning, and economics combine in this "Business Magazine" group project. Designed as a class finale, this project designates specific job descriptions to each pupil. Groups use modern business magazines as examples. Guidelines are fairly loose, yet convey high expectations. Most work is done outside of the classroom, however 2-3 days of class-time library research is suggested. Technology is adjustable, but advanced graphic design tools would be useful.