Want to inspire an ENTREPRENEUR?
Looking for a way for students to practice researching, reading, writing, and speaking skills in an AUTHENTIC way that may apply to their future careers?
Buy this Business Plan Unit, a Research, Writing, and Presentation Unit
- 26 page PDF (12 days of plans, 5 lesson scripts, 7 student worksheets, rubric
- editable Word document of that 26 page PDF so you can personalize materials
- teacher PowerPoint for Day 1
- student PowerPoint template for Business Plan Presentation
Students groups create a business that offers a service or a product. This project is designed for differentiation; groups decide specific roles and different students are held accountable for their part of the project, as they would be as employees in a start-up company.
When you buy this you get 7 printables to help students work through ideas about entrepreneurs, business brainstorms, risk and reward analysis, self-skill assessments, group role assignments, discussion guides, and complete business plans.
If you want a vocabulary element to this unit, these words might be good to cover:
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Line of Credit
Public Relations (PR)
This material works on so many skills, all in a student-centered project:
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.