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Author:Kim Knight
System: Talladega County
School: Childersburg Middle School
Lesson Plan ID: 25368

What is Entrepreneurship?


Students will explore entrepreneurship by visiting various websites and conducting research. They will also take an online quiz “Are You A Born Entrepreneur" to determine if they have the characteristics most associated with successful entrepreneurs.
Individual projects will be prepared for presentation based upon their findings using Blabberize or Voki’s.

Content Standard(s):
CTE(9-12) Entrepreneurship2. Describe typical behavioral characteristics of an effective entrepreneur.
BMA(9-12) Business Essentials5. Describe unique characteristics and traits of the successful entrepreneur.
Local/National Standards:

2008 Alabama Course of Study
#6 Identify behavioral characteristics and traits of an entrepreneur.
#9 Describe entrepreneurial traits.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to describe the typical behavioral characteristics of an effective entrepreneur.
Students will be able to idenfity personal strenghts and weaknesses of an entrepreneur.
Students will compare their personal characteristics to those of successful entrepreneurs.
Students will demonstrate what they learned through a presentation.

Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

Refer to the Technology Resources Needed.

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with internet access.
Storage Device (CD) for project storage or website for posting.
Microphone connected to the computer.
Explanation of entrepreneurship
Article and entrepreneur personality quiz
Famous entrepreneurs by category
Famous quotes of entrepreneurs
Google images for projects
Blabberize website
Voki website


Internet Safety and Cyber Security should be covered prior to this project. Please ensure you are following your districts guidelines. An Online Safety Pledge for students is provided in the attachments.
Teachers should check to make sure their system will allow them to open Blabberize and Voki prior to making this assignment and that all links are working.
Students should be able to navigate the World Wide Web and upload images. Students will need time, but do not need prior knowledge of Blabberize and Voki’s. These are fun, learn as you go Web 2.0 tools.

1.)Students will independently research the definition of entrepreneurs using the provided website.

2.)Students will read the Forbes article and then scroll to the bottom of the page and take the "Entrepreneur Personality Quiz"

3.)Students will conduct research on entrepreneurs using the provided website. Entrepreneurs are divided alphabetically and by category so students can explore and read further about those of interest. Students should explore several different people and visit all categories.

4.)Students will research quotes from famous entrepreneurs by visiting the website provided.

5.)Refer to the attachment "What is an Entrepreneur" for the student project

Attachments:**Some files will display in a new window. Others will prompt you to download. Onlinesafetypledge.doc
Assessment Strategies:

Rubric for presentations


Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) - Student projects can be presented in a showcase atmosphere on career day.
Students who need additional enrichment could take it one step further and provide the education levels of famous entrepreneurs.


Provide hand outs with step-by-step instructions for students.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior

Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.
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