Entrepreneurial Education: The Successful Investor Project

An economics educator teaches his students to be smart money managers and businesspeople.

An economics educator teaches his students to be smart money managers and businesspeople.

Economics teacher Greg Fisher finds that the best way to teach financial literacy is to help students actually create their own business. He uses the following materials (presented here as PDFs) in his senior-year course at the California Academy of Math and Science, in Carson, California:

Overviews

PDF Successful Investor Project Overview

PDF Curriculum Guide

Classroom Handouts

PDF Financial-Vocabulary Glossary

PDF Business-Plan Outline

PDF Senior Class Project: Business Plan

PDF Problem Identification

Rubrics

PDF Business-Convention Rubric

PDF Business-Plan Rubric

PDF Final Group-Presentation Grading Guide

PDF Business Convention Judge's Worksheet

Activity Sheets

PDF Activity: Identifying Strong Attributes of an Entrepreneurial Opportunity

PDF Activity: Describe Your Business Opportunity

PDF Activity: Interests as Possible Business Opportunities

PDF Activity: Brainstorming for Business Ideas

PDF Activity: Getting the Feel of Your Business

Classroom Presentation

Entrepreneurship presentation

External Project Presentation

Successful Investor presentation

This article originally published on 10/2/2008

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