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Economics: Inventive Incentive
Students differentiate between positive and negative employee incentives and develop sets of them for an imaginary business. In pairs, they complete an interactive project for starting a business and supporting it with incentives. They exchange their business plans with other classmates and critique them.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
More Moms, Fewer Pops
Students explore the concept of women entrepreneurs. In this women entrepreneurs lesson, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
What is Entrepreneurship?
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.
8th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 46 Downloads
Entrepreneurs Should Keep Business Simple
Delve into the idea of small businesses and get reading to find out how they grow. THe class reads an article about Steve Gotty, a who made his small business grow and discuss the setbacks he faced. They also discuss ways for a company to overcome fear, government, and unproductive employees in the workplace.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
Students discover the attributes of small business owners. For this economics lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to learn the meaning of economic concepts related to entrepreneurs and then play a review game of H-E-N Bingo.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 24 Downloads
Students explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this small business instructional activity, students identify the factors necessary in order to run a small business and identify the proposed costs to do so. Students create an economics chart which details the potential income vs.
K - 5th Math 9 Views 74 Downloads
The Artist as Entrepreneur: Is this a Hobby or a Business?
Learners discover the IRS codes and criteria for establishing their art activity as a business rather than a hobby. They develop ways to demonstrate that their art activity is actually a business venture as classified by the IRS.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
A New Business: Vinnie's Pizzeria and the Lessons of Supply and Demand
In this supply and demand worksheet, students read about supply and demand and the impact these can have on a new business. They then answer the 9 questions in the packet. The answers are at the end of the packet.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 55 Views 295 Downloads
Students analyze the impact that e-commerce has in their community, as well as in small traditional communities that one might not expect to be part of the dot-com marketplace. They develop business plans for imagined businesses.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 35 Downloads
So You Want Your Own Business!
Students research the pros and cons of owning a business. They apply the marketing strategies learned in class while developing a business plan. They present the plan to an audience to determine consumer needs for a specific business.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 143 Downloads
Exploring Small Retail Businesses
Students will be divided into teams of 3 or 4 depending on the size of your class. After surveying some of the small retail businesses in their community, each team will select one business, contact its owner or manager, introduce themselves and explain their proposed project.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Female Bosses Less Likely to Cut Health Benefits
Learners explore the concept of health costs. In this health costs lesson, students read an article discussing how female bosses are less likely to cut health benefits. Learners discuss why companies are eliminating health care benefits. Students discuss possible costs for entrepreneurs and label them as a female, male, or gender-neutral priority.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students play a micro-finance game. in this global economy lesson plan, students play a game that assists them in concepts of micro-finance. Students will also watch a business development video and explore additional resources.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Entrepreneurship: Will it Work?
Consider to possibility of starting a business as a way to examine the concept of entrepreneurship. Learners develop and analyze feasibility studies, marketing strategies, proposals, and local census data all needed when starting a small business.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 66 Downloads
The Business of Credit
Learn about credit ratings and how it plays a role in the function of small businesses. Learners use their knowledge of good and bad credit to role play and determine good credit vs. bad credit in the area of small businesses.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads