This project allows students to work cooperatively to create a business (based on the types of business we study during our American Free Market Economy Unit.) It allows them to explore how the characteristics of the US economy play a role in the creation and sustainment of the business. The project will give insight into decisions that business owners make when deciding how many workers to hire, how much they will be paid, what type of product(s) are being sold, etc... The project I have created is meant to be use with Google Apps for Education (the Word document can be uploaded into a Google Doc easily,) as well as some other online programs-with directions included for us, but could be used with pencil/paper type projects, too. It can be modified (since it is a Word Document) to fit your needs in your classroom.