This project is appropriate and can be adapted for students in any grade.
This authentic economics learning project asks your class to help pilot a kid-run business in their local community. They will learn about the entrepreneur cycle through authentic experiences. Students will call the shots and make important business decisions as they work together in teams within the business. Students will apply for jobs and hold each other accountable for doing their job in the business. The students work towards exciting authentic learning experiences including a Maker's Day where students will manufacture products and a final Sale where students sell their products to the public. Opportunities for community involvement and technology integration are also included!
This project addresses Economics concepts including but not limited to: entrepreneur cycle, supply and demand, types of resources, competition, income, markets, prices, balancing finances, goods, services, venture capitalists, marketing, advertising, design, consumers, etc.
This packet includes:
Food Truck Business Design page
-Customize for your class and town!
Team Table Tents/ Team Folder Labels
-These can be decorated by teams, include team norms/rules, and signatures of all team members.
What makes a business successful worksheet?
-Have a class discussion about what makes a business successful. Teacher records student answers on board and students can record on their copy.
Businesses in _________ worksheet
-enter community name, students list businesses they have, businesses they think the community needs and if they are/would be successful
-Record and define economic vocabulary words that come up throughout this project
Meeting Request Sign ups
Money Collection Form
Daily Student Reflection Form
Ideas for Community and Technology Integration