Students will enjoy and opportunity to create their own professional sports franchise...everything from creating uniforms, logo's, to mascots. This is a great opportunity to identify basic economic terms. It is also a great cross-curriculum tool as it covers many social science areas, reading, writing, technology, and math.
Points to highlight: Supply and Demand, Location, Goods and Services, economic impact, population density (geography), gentrification (geography) social mobility (geography) etc.
Assessment - PP - create a rubric to guide your students through areas to focus on to get a great grade; also will make grading easier for you. Can also allow for peer grading, student individual grade, or combine to make group grades.