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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.
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):
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
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.
Rubric for presentations Observation
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.
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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.