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FBLA: Here We GROW Again

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Author:Samantha Mayweather
System: Montgomery County
School: Montgomery County Board Of Education
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 33235


FBLA: Here We GROW Again


Students will learn about the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Organization. This lesson will also allow students to learn about the roles of FBLA officers as well as know and understand general members’ expectations.

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
8. Utilize advanced features of multimedia software, including photo, video, and audio editing, to create and present multimedia presentations using effective communication skills.
BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
11. Create a product that integrates information from multiple software applications.
BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
12. Utilize research results to determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and educational and credentialing requirements in commerce and information technology.
  • Determining factors to be considered in developing an effective career plan and procedures for obtaining employment
  • Using terminology commonly associated with commerce and information technology
  • BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
    17. Demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through student organization activities to enhance leadership and teamwork.
    BMA (9-12) Business Technology Applications
    22. Demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through student organization activities to enhance leadership and teamwork.

    Local/National Standards:


    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will be able to:

    • Research information on the Internet
    • Create a Power Point Presentation
    • Plan FBLA Activities
    • Design a School FBLA T-Shirt

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    Greater than 120 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    • Student/Teacher Handouts (Attached)
    • Poster Board
    • Markers

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computer with Internet Access, Presentation Software, Teacher Demonstrations with Interactive White Board.


    This lesson should follow a discussion about the FBLA organization, officer roles and member expectations. Students should know and understand that each member is an integral part of the organization. Students should know that all members’ thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.


    Step 1: Motivation & Intro.

    Begin the lesson by discussing the FBLA organization. The discussion should include the officers and member roles in the organization. Field trips and other future plans and activities should be discussed during this time.

    Step 2: Teaching Learning Activities

    Directions: Students will create a PowerPoint presentation.  The presentations should be captivating, exciting and very engaging. The PowerPoint should only list the talking points and should not be in paragraph form. The PowerPoint slide will cover the following topics:

            I.            Leadership

    1. What do you expect from your FBLA (President) Leader?
    2. What type of leadership opportunities can you offer to the FBLA organization? If you would like to run for office this is the perfect opportunity to make your case.

          II.            Activities

    1. Tell your ideas and plans for each activity
    2. Fieldtrips
    3. Community Service

    III. Speakers

    IV. Fundraisers

    V. School Events

    1. Explain how each activity will benefit the FBLA organization.
    2. Give specific details on how each idea can be executed.
    3. The role of FBLA members
      1. Explain the expectations of FBLA members
      2. How should FBLA members be viewed by their teachers, faculty and administrative staff?
      3. How should FBLA members be viewed by the student body?
      4. How should FBLA members be viewed in the community?

    Step 3: Teaching Learning Activities

    I.   Design an FBLA T-Shirt

    1. Must be presented on poster board
    2. Colors- Will be school Colors
    3. Design the front
    4. Design the back

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    Assessment Strategies

    Summative Assessment:

    Create a PowerPoint Presentation.

    Design an FBLA T-Shirt.


    • Students can use their PowerPoint presentation to present to the class and they can display their T-Shirt design.
      • When students are presenting allow their classmates to give them peer evaluations.


    • Re-teach the lesson
    • Decrease the number of topics
    • Allow students to work in groups of two or three 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.