Thank you for checking this product! This resource is a fun and engaging way to introduce students to the process of writing a small business plan. It not only meets ELA and math Common Core standards, but also meets many Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) standards.
PFL standards were created in 2007, with the mission of helping k-12 students gain a better understanding of how the economy works and how to manage their money. Currently, about half of the states have officially adopted the PFL standards. After doing some work with my district over the past three years to learn more about and help implement the standards, I believe that these are the most valuable set of standards we will teach our students! Whether a child grows up to be a doctor, a newspaper editor, or a stay-at-home-mom, they will all benefit from knowing how to create and use a budget.
There are many stand-alone PFL resources available through several different outlets. However, I have found that PFL works best when you can integrate them into what you are already doing within your literacy or math blocks. This is product is designed to do that, by using the book, "One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference," the true story of Kojo, a boy in Ghana who turned a small loan for one brown hen into the biggest farm in all of West Africa!
My students REALLY enjoyed the book, as well as creating their own small business plans...a HUGE success!
Thank you for looking!