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Author:Kim Knight
System: Talladega County
School: Childersburg Middle School

  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 25368

Title:

What is Entrepreneurship?

Overview/Annotation:

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.


 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
CTE (9-12) Entrepreneurship
2. Describe typical behavioral characteristics of an effective entrepreneur.
  • Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses to determine the need for additional information
  •  
    BMA (9-12) Business Essentials
    5. Describe unique characteristics and traits of the successful entrepreneur.
     

    Local/National Standards:

    2008 Alabama Course of Study
    Entrepreneurship:
    #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):

     

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    61 to 90 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    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

    Background/Preparation:

    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.


      Procedures/Activities: 
     
    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:
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      Assessment  

    Assessment Strategies

    Rubric for presentations
    Observation


    Acceleration:

    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.

    Intervention:

    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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