Give your students a chance to engage with history through practicing an authentic real-life experience through this activity! This Slides template will walk your students through creating a Business Plan for a 19th-century invention that they will use to present to investors(a panel of teachers in your building perhaps?) - think Shark Tank! Students will research and apply their knowledge of inventions to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of their product along with providing an introductory statement and executive summary (just like a REAL business plan!). They can work with group members and practice public speaking skills all while engaging meaningfully with historical content. Provide the link to your students, have them make a copy of it, and let the authentic learning begin!