Going Commercial is 100 pages of lessons and materials for the 21st Century Learner. It’s designed for 4th and 5th grade GATE students, but it is appropriate up through 8th and even 9th grade because of the nature of critical thinking and creativity involved.
This unit in its entirety will extend well beyond 20 classroom hours. You get lessons in economics, common core language and math activities, bunches of primary sources for best practices in social studies, public speaking opportunities, graphic organizers, critical thinking and creative activities, rubrics and response forms, templates, step-by-step instructions, projects, background information, creative extension ideas, ready-to-print activity sheets, examples.
THIS PUPPY IS LOADED! If you did everything here, you might need 40, 50, 60 hours . . .?
In this unit, students develop background information by studying propaganda, vintage posters, and vintage advertisements. Students then learn about economics and applied math through conducting a market survey and developing, tracking, and selling their own products. Next, students develop a wholly new product, make a model or prototype, create a print ad, seek investors, and finally plan and film a commercial. The unit ends as the products go on the market for sales. It’s all great learning wrapped inside great fun.