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This lesson will help students learn about entrepreneurs in today's society and how they got started in the world of business and became successful at it. This lesson reinforces textbook chapters on the history of entrepreneurship and what it takes to become an entrepreneur.
National Standards for Business Education. Entrepreneurship Education Standards A. Characteristics of an Entrepreneur and You. Level 1 Performance Expectations: Identify the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. Level 2- Performance Expectations: Describe the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. Identify one's own personal traits that are typical characteristics of an entrepreneur. Identify the costs and benefits of choosing to become an entrepreneur. Level 3- Performance Expectations: Explain and evaluate teh primary characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. Analyze the degree to which one possesses the characteristics of an entrepreneur. Level 4- Performance Expectations: Analyze the personal advantages of owning your own business. Analyze the personal risks of owning your own business. Assess your qualifications to start a new business.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will explain how entrepreneurs start various businesses. Students will explain how the entrepreneur's personality affects success in becoming an entrepreneur. Students will discuss aspects of entrepreneurship.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Students will learn to use the Internet to find information.
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Famous Entrepreneur Scavenger Hunt Handout (see attachment)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access (a computer lab setting is ideal)
Students should have an understanding of the history of entrepreneurship and its definition.
Students will search the websites listed on the handout (see attachment) and answer the questions about each entrepreneur. If time is limited, the handout file (see attachment) could be copied in advance to each computer so that the student could use the hyperlinks to access the websites and, optionally, type the answers to the questions directly into the handout file.
Students will be assessed on how many correct answers they find on each website.
Students who need extra preparation can search for several websites given by the teacher in order to get an understanding of how to locate specific websites on the Internet and type in URL's correctly.
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