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89 resources with the concept entrepreneurs

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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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The Economics of Ghostbusters

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
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Inventing a Better World

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFrom play pumps that provide clean water to shoes made from trash, innovators change the world one invention at a time. After researching various inventions, young entrepreneurs develop their own. Extension opportunities include prompts...
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Inventive Women - Part 1

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While a woman didn't invent the parasol, three women received patents for their improvements to the original design of umbrellas. In the first of a two-part series on inventive women, class members investigate the patent system to...
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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do the founders of Wendy's and Virgin Airlines have in common? They are both entrepreneurs! Key definitions and case studies help learners brainstorm their own definitions of what it takes to succeed in business. A series of...
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Christopher Columbus, Entrepreneur? Queen Isabella, Venture Capitalist?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What did it take to embark on a journey to unknown lands? Perhaps ambition, but also money! Christopher Columbus had to approach more than one European monarch for financing before he could sail the ocean blue. A read-along play and...
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Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While ancient Mesopotamia didn't have the TV show "Shark Tank," it was a time of entrepreneurship as workers began to specialize. Both individual workers and the societal structure encouraged individuals to consider how they could...
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The Economics of Income: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If basketball players make more than teachers, why shouldn't learners all aspire to play in the NBA? Unraveling the cost and benefits of education and future economic success can be tricky. Economic data, real-life cases, and some...
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Understanding Business Ethics

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
After screening an episode by BizKids, scholars show what they know about business vocabulary, then take part in grand conversations about role models and ethical dilemmas.
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Magic Isle: Lesson Plan 4

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
After watching West of the West's documentary on Catalina Island, The Magic Isle, class members research how Walt Disney's and William Wrigley's different visions impacted the island.
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Environmental Entrepreneurs

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
An ant that won't go away is called a permanent. Learners compare and contrast two mechanical controls for pests in this 11th activity of the series. Based on their comparisons, scholars choose the control they would invest in and give...
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A Perfect Fit: Finding the Right Career for You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members explore possible career paths and consider their own passions and interests by researching job openings, career descriptions, and skills, as well as reading the success stories of experienced entrepreneurs.
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Gold Rush Boomtowns

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
The California Gold Rush sparked many people to try for their fortunes and led to the formation of some well-known California cities. Have your class read about the changes that happened and then respond to the five included questions.
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Walt Disney- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What can collaboration, attention to detail, and a love of drawing lead to? Discover the background of cartoonist, filmmaker, and innovator Walt Disney, and recall the wide breadth of influence the Disney company has had over the past...
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Practice Test of Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course. 
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Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment. 
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Ready, Set, Save on Solar Energy Technology!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does your class have a bright future in the solar energy industry? Science scholars take an in-depth look at what's new in solar technology. After completing research into the solar industry, participants create and market a product in...
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The Artist as Entrepreneur

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Some kids know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. This careers lesson aids upper graders in considering who they are as artists and how they can profit from their art, making a career out of something they love. This is a...
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Skill Twenty: Sell Successfully

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
"Selling is important in all professions because it involves synthesizing information and persuading people." Rather than using this as a lesson on how to sell a product, this resource might best be used as an inquiry into what goes into...
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Will the Real Capitalism Please Stand Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze descriptions from five different countries to determine which institutional components of capitalism are present and, if so, to what extent. They then place each on a continuum depending upon the number and strength of...
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Living in Retailing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars examine marketing and retail sales. In this living in retailing lesson, students consider components of successful retail, how to become an entrepreneur, and calculate costs of goods. Young scholars solve sample scenario...
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Could You Start a Business?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
High schoolers learn how a business starts and finds financial independence. For this lesson, students learn the struggle of financial management, the costs of running a business and how to keep a budget.
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Franchise Opportunity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify and evaluate franchise as a business opportunity. Lesson is culminating project in a business course.
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Entrepreneurship: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
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...