Project-Based Learning: Local Business Immersion (Printable and Digital)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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14 pages
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Resource Description:

Students will choose one local business to thoroughly explore. The idea behind this project is to get to KNOW the business inside and out - how it started, the day-to-day operations, ideas for growth, marketing, budgeting, hiring, and more. The students will select one business of their choice in the community to interview, shadow, and study.  

This project was designed using project-based learning principles - student choice, innovation, relevant to students and impact on the community. The result is a student that is intrinsically motivated to learn, takes charge of their education, strives for improvement, and possesses the tools to problem-solve and think critically.

This self-directed, project-based learning experience is Google Apps™ compatible. This resource includes a printable AND digital version. The digital version can be assigned to students via Google Classroom where students can add and share their content with you. No printing necessary.

Note: The PDF is not editable. You could overlay the digital version with text and/or images, and add or remove slides to better fit your needs.

This resource includes:

  1. Teacher and student guides
  2. Topic brainstorming activity options
  3. Project-based learning checklist
  4. Project planner
  5. Research guide
  6. "Challenge Yourself" extension options
  7. Project rubric
  8. Project reflection guide


Varies by group and schedule. Estimate: ~ 2-4 weeks


This resource is student-directed. In the project design process, students have the flexibility to add concepts or questions that they would like to explore. If you have specific standards that you would like to cover, ask students to add those benchmarks to their project plan.

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14 pages
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