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PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL): PLAN A BAKE SALE Everyone loves cupcakes and sweets from a bakery. Your students learn about economics and entrepreneurship as they open their very own bakery (option: have a bake sale). This student-centered project incorporates collaboration and differentiation by providing student choice. This real-world challenge requires students to use inquiry, critical thinking, and their creative minds during the high-interest cross-curricular [math, ELA] activities. Students integrate digital learning into the project as they investigate and plan their final product.

There are some things students need to do so their shop will be a success. It will require them do do some research and planning.


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This PBL unit incorporate 21st Century skills with challenging, engaging, and creative activities. There are lots of opportunities for differentiation, cooperative learning, and technology integration.

***Teachers, if you want to go digital with collaborative research and organizing this project, take a look at my Project Based Learning Digital Interactive Notebook.

In this project:

Learn about the history of cupcakes and about some Austin bakeries.

Photos of visit to Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hey Cupcake and Sugar Mamas.

Take a survey to learn about favorite cupcake flavors. Graph results

Create questions for business survey. Record results

Questions about starting a bakery. Choose a name, logo and slogan for your bakery.

Design a store front (use my template or design your own)

Create your own business plan (company overview)

Interview an owner or manager of a bakery.

Create a new flavors of cupcakes and describing words

Create a new cupcake

How to Make Cupcakes and Needs of Our School (Writing)

Design an flyer to advertise your shop. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your shop.

Design business cards

Create coupons for your ice cream shop.

Plan a menu for your bakery. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft.

Inventory (choice of using a spreadsheet)

Plan social media for your ice cream shop

Cupcake and cookie recipes

Use a spreadsheet to take orders and making large recipes.

Design bake sale booth and make a scale drawing.



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