ALEX Lesson Plan


Famous Entrepreneurs

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Author:Marsha Martin
System: Enterprise City
School: Enterprise High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 24811


Famous Entrepreneurs


This lesson will require students to utilize the Internet to identify characteristics and traits of successful entrepreneurs. They will create a presentation and present it to the class.
This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
BMA (9-12) Business Essentials
5. Describe unique characteristics and traits of the successful entrepreneur.

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

What makes an entrepreneur or employee successful?

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

Greater than 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Famous Entrepreneur List Famous Entrepreneur Project Famous Entrepreneur Rubric

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access and presentation software.


Students should understand what entrepreneur means and be able to recognize traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Students should know how to use presentation software.

1.)Students will select a name from the Famous Entrepreneur List provided. Each student will research a different entrepreneur.

2.)Students will use the websites listed on the Famous Entrepreneur Project to find the necessary information about their entrepreneur.

3.)Students will create a presentation that includes the requirements listed on the Famous Entrepreneur Project.

4.)Students will present their completed project to the class.

5.)Students will record in the classroom blog their thoughts about how the entrepreneur has contributed to our society.
(Ex: Edublog)
Edublog is a free resource for teachers that normally is not blocked by school filters. Teachers will need to sign up for a free account and navigate website BEFORE doing the lesson plan.

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Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed using the Famous Entrepreneur Rubric (handout).


Have students evaluate their entrepreneurial potential by completing a self-evaluation activity (How Entrepreneurial are YOU?)



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