Entrepreneurship and Business Design

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Tuesday February 10, 2015

Topic of your choice and makeup work.

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Friday February 6, 2015

Topic of your choice and makeup work.

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Thursday February 5, 2015

Today we are doing Unit 5 Lesson 3: Manage Your Staff.
 
At the Bell:  Think about the businesses we have been talking about. List 3 jobs you would find at one of those businesses that might be filled through a temporary agency or through an outsourcing company.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe desirable leadership qualities and management style.
  2. Examine motivational techniques for employees.
  3. Identify ways to evaluate employees.  

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on page 124 and 128 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 4 and 6 on page 129.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Resources:

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #7 or 8 page 129. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.separator bar

Wednesday February 4, 2015

Guest speaker

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2 Hour Delay Schedule 
Period 1 9:22 a.m.  9:52 a.m. 
Period 2 9:56 a.m.  10:26 a.m. 
Period 3 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m. 
Period 4  11:04 a.m.  11:34 a.m. 
Period 5 11:38 a.m.  12:08 p.m. 
Period 6 12:12 p.m.  12:42 p.m. 
Period 7  12:46p.m.  1:16 p.m. 
Period 8  1:20p.m.  1:50 p.m. 
Period 9 1:54 p.m.  2:22 p.m. 

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Before we start today's lesson we will go over the outsourcing material we missed last class.

At the Bell:  Read the “On the Scene” on Page 117 and answer the question.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.
  2. Determine the amount of pay for employees.
  3. Identify benefits costs for employees.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on pages 115 and 120, the “Think Critically” question #2 and Make Connections #3 and 4 on page 121. You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make a chart for a business including each type of employee that company would have. List the benefits that you think should be offered for each type of employee.

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2 Hour Delay Schedule 
Period 1 9:22 a.m.  9:52 a.m. 
Period 2 9:56 a.m.  10:26 a.m. 
Period 3 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m. 
Period 4  11:04 a.m.  11:34 a.m. 
Period 5 11:38 a.m.  12:08 p.m. 
Period 6 12:12 p.m.  12:42 p.m. 
Period 7  12:46p.m.  1:16 p.m. 
Period 8  1:20p.m.  1:50 p.m. 
Period 9 1:54 p.m.  2:22 p.m. 

Friday January 30, 2015

Lesson 1: Hire Employees (Day 2)

At the Bell:  Explain the purpose of an organizational chart.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe hierarchy and create a hierarchy for a business.
  2. Examine the hiring process of: Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff
  3. Examine the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.

Assignment:  Think of a business and a specific position you may need to fill within that business. Then, write a set of interview questions you would ask.

Resources: Interview questions for a plastic surgeon and a police detective or other per student interest.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or #6 on page 116.

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Thursday January 29, 2015

At the Bell:  Read the “On the Scene” on Page 110 and answer the question.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe hierarchy and create a hierarchy for a business.
  2. Examine the hiring process of: Recruiting, interviewing and hiring staff

Assignment: After examining some Internet-based recruiting options, think about and explain how staffing procedures have changed since before the Internet existed. Consider both the employer and the potential employee perspective.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or #6 on page 116.

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Wednesday January 28, 2015

At the Bell:  Give an example of a small business and explain how they would identify their target market.

ObjectivesAs a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe promotional strategies.
  2. Create a promotion for a business.
  3. Create a marketing plan for a business.

Assignment: Finish the assignment you were working on last week. Then, pull up the Business Plan you did earlier in the semester and redo the marketing section.

Enrichment: Develop a marketing mix with the 4-Ps of marketing for a product or service that is trending now.
Resources:

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Friday January 23, 2015

At the Bell:   Explain the relationship between short, medium, and long-term goals.

ObjectivesAs a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe promotional strategies.
  2. Create a promotion for a business.
  3. Create a marketing plan for a business.

Assignment: Finish the assignment you were working on yesterday. Then, pull up the Business Plan you did earlier in the semester and redo the marketing section.

Enrichment: Develop a marketing mix with the 4-Ps of marketing for a product or service that is trending now.
Resources:

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Thursday January 22, 2015

After the ATB we are going to review yesterday's assignment and talk more about the marketing mix.

At the Bell:  Respond to this question, “What does it mean to create a product mix and to position a product?”

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe promotional strategies.
  2. Create a promotion for a business.
  3. Create a marketing plan for a business.

Assignment:   Read the article “10 Things I Learned by Studying Every 'Shark Tank' Pitch Ever Made. Come up with an example of each of the “10 Things” as applied to a local business of your choice.

Enrichment: Develop a marketing mix with the 4-Ps of marketing for a product or service that is trending now.

Resources:

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Wednesday January 21, 2015

At the Bell:   Read “On the Scene” on page 97 and answer the question in your notebook. I will come around and check.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe promotional strategies.
  2. Create a promotion for a business.
  3. Create a marketing plan for a business.

Assignment:   Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 101 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 5 on page 103. Please type your work in a Word document. Type your name and print before you leave (12 points).

Resource: PowerPoint

Enrichment:  Complete the “Communication” activity on Page 103.

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Tuesday January 20, 2015

We are going to do another Shark Tank activity today because of testing. We'll finish Chapter 4 later this week.

At the Bell: No ATB today.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify pricing strategies.
  2. Describe promotional strategies.
  3. Define the concepts of product mix, price, and channels of distribution.
  4. Develop a channel of distribution for a product.

Assignment: Complete the worksheet. (20 points)

Resources:

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Friday January 16, 2015

First we are going to look at the resources we missed from the last lesson. Then, we will apply what we've learned so far about marketing to real businesses we see on Shark Tank.

At the Bell:  In your notebook, list the 4 P's of marketing we discussed, and give an example of each for a product or service of your choice. For example

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify pricing strategies.
  2. Describe promotional strategies.
  3. Define the concepts of product mix, price, and channels of distribution.
  4. Develop a channel of distribution for a product.

Assignment: Complete the worksheet. (20 points)

Resources:

Enrichment: Do an extra worksheet.

Resources:

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Thursday January 15, 2015

We have a guest speaker coming today - Randy Snedecker from the McCann School of Business.

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Wednesday January 14, 2015

To accommodate Keystone Testing scheduled today, we will be moving to Room 222 today and Thursday this week.

Today we are finishing Unit 4 Lesson 4: The Marketing Mix (I mean it this time =)

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify pricing strategies.
  2. Describe promotional strategies.
  3. Define the concepts of product mix, price, and channels of distribution.
  4. Develop a channel of distribution for a product.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on pages 91, 94, and 95 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 and Business Math #4 and 5 page 96. You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly. (15 points)

Resources:

Enrichment: Using the Internet, research a car or other large purchase item that you are interested in purchasing. Find the invoice price and the MSRP. Calculate the markup.

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2 Hour Delay Schedule 
Period 1 9:22 a.m.  9:52 a.m. 
Period 2 9:56 a.m.  10:26 a.m. 
Period 3 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m. 
Period 4  11:04 a.m.  11:34 a.m. 
Period 5 11:38 a.m.  12:08 p.m. 
Period 6 12:12 p.m.  12:42 p.m. 
Period 7  12:46p.m.  1:16 p.m. 
Period 8  1:20p.m.  1:50 p.m. 
Period 9 1:54 p.m.  2:22 p.m. 

Tuesday January 13, 2015

The Keystone Testing is scheduled today in the cafeteria. We will be moving to Room 222 Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Today we are finishing Unit 4 Lesson 4: The Marketing Mix

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify pricing strategies.
  2. Describe promotional strategies.
  3. Define the concepts of product mix, price, and channels of distribution.
  4. Develop a channel of distribution for a product.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on pages 91, 94, and 95 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 and Business Math #4 and 5 page 96. You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly. (15 points)

Resources:

Enrichment: Using the Internet, research a car or other large purchase item that you are interested in purchasing. Find the invoice price and the MSRP. Calculate the markup.

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Friday January 9, 2015

2 Hour Delay Schedule 
Bus Dismissal 9:06 a.m.  
School Entry 9:13 a.m.  
Period 1 9:22 a.m.  9:52 a.m. 
Period 2 9:56 a.m.  10:26 a.m. 
Period 3 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m. 
Period 4  11:04 a.m.  11:34 a.m. 
Period 5 11:38 a.m.  12:08 p.m. 
Period 6 12:12 p.m.  12:42 p.m. 
Period 7  12:46p.m.  1:16 p.m. 
Period 8  1:20p.m.  1:50 p.m. 
Period 9 1:54 p.m.  2:22 p.m. 

The Keystone Testing scheduled for yesterday in the cafeteria will be today. We will be moving to Room 222 Monday and Tuesday next week.

Today we are doing Unit 4 Lesson 4: The Marketing Mix

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify pricing strategies.
  2. Describe promotional strategies.
  3. Define the concepts of product mix, price, and channels of distribution.
  4. Develop a channel of distribution for a product.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on pages 91, 94, and 95 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 and Business Math #4 and 5 page 96. You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly. (15 points)

Resources:

Enrichment: Using the Internet, research a car or other large purchase item that you are interested in purchasing. Find the invoice price and the MSRP. Calculate the markup.

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Thursday January 8, 2015

2 Hour Delay Schedule 
Bus Dismissal 9:06 a.m.  
School Entry 9:13 a.m.  
Period 1 9:22 a.m.  9:52 a.m. 
Period 2 9:56 a.m.  10:26 a.m. 
Period 3 10:30 a.m.  11:00 a.m. 
Period 4  11:04 a.m.  11:34 a.m. 
Period 5 11:38 a.m.  12:08 p.m. 
Period 6 12:12 p.m.  12:42 p.m. 
Period 7  12:46p.m.  1:16 p.m. 
Period 8  1:20p.m.  1:50 p.m. 
Period 9 1:54 p.m.  2:22 p.m. 

We are finishing marketing Lesson 3: Identify Competition.

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Determine direct and indirect competitors strengths and weaknesses to determine potential market share.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 87 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 and 3 on page 89. After you answer the questions you may compare answers with classmates but everyone will turn in their own work. (12 points)

Resource: PowerPoint

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #4, or 5 on page 89. You can use a different example business than what is listed in the textbook. Complete the work in the Word or Publisher document to hand in.

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Wednesday January 7, 2015

We are continuing the marketing unit with Lesson 3: Identify Competition after we review what we did before break.

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Determine direct and indirect competitors strengths and weaknesses to determine potential market share.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 87 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 and 3 on page 89. After you answer the questions you may compare answers with classmates but everyone will turn in their own work. (12 points)

Resource: PowerPoint

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #4, or 5 on page 89. You can use a different example business than what is listed in the textbook. Complete the work in the Word or Publisher document to hand in.

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Tuesday January 6, 2015

We will finish the Website project we started before the break.

At the Bell:  Pick up where you left off with your project.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Use a media tool to communicate with potential customers.

Assignment: Build a business Website. It will contain, at minimum, the following pages:

  1. Main page with a company logo and description.
  2. A page detailing the services or products provided by your company.
  3. A contact page with directions.
  4. A specials page with some time-limited service or product(s).

Resources:

Enrichment: Add additional pages, content, etc. to your Website

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Monday January 5, 2015

We will finish the Website project we started before the break.

At the Bell:  Pick up where you left off with your project.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Use a media tool to communicate with potential customers.

Assignment: Build a business Website. It will contain, at minimum, the following pages:

  1. Main page with a company logo and description.
  2. A page detailing the services or products provided by your company.
  3. A contact page with directions.
  4. A specials page with some time-limited service or product(s).

Resources:

Enrichment: Add additional pages, content, etc. to your Website

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candy cane picMonday and Tuesday December 22 and 23, 2014

You will be continuing the project the class started on Friday. We will finish it up after break.

At the Bell:  Complete “ATB: Marketing Review 3” on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Use a media tool to communicate with potential customers.

Assignment: Build a business Website. It will contain, at minimum, the following pages:

  1. Main page with a company logo and description.
  2. A page detailing the services or products provided by your company.
  3. A contact page with directions.
  4. A specials page with some time-limited service or product(s).

Resources:

Enrichment: Add additional pages, content, etc. to your Website

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Friday December 19, 2014

At the Bell:  Complete “ATB: Marketing Review 2” on the handout.tgif image

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.
  3. Use a media tool to communicate with potential customers.

Assignment: Build a business Website. It will contain, at minimum, the following pages:

  1. Main page with a company logo and description.
  2. A page detailing the services or products provided by your company.
  3. A contact page with directions.
  4. A specials page with some time-limited service or product(s).

Resources:

Enrichment: Add additional pages, content, etc. to your Website

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December 12 through December 17, 2014

Tree decorating.

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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

School was closed for bad weather. Mike, you lucked out! I hope your having a wonderful time on your trip.

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Monday December 8, 2014

We are doing the lesson below -OR- door decorating.

At the Bell:  Read “Tech Talk” on page 92 and answer the “Think Critically” question.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.

Assignment: Create an original Web page for a business you might want to open. You can use a Microsoft product or an online product like Survey Money. We will continue this tomorrow.

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Friday December 5, 2014

At the Bell:  Review the notes you took so far in the Marketing unit.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.

Assignment: Customer Profile worksheet

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Thursday December 4, 2014

At the Bell:  Complete “ATB: Marketing Review 1” on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.

Assignment: Create an original survey for a business you might want to open. It should be 10 to 12 questions and include some demographics. You can use a Microsoft product or an online product like Survey Money. It should be finished this period.

Resources:

Enrichment: Spend some time looking at what is offered at http://www.smckids.com/learnandearn/

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Wednesday December 3, 2014

At the Bell:  Read “World View: Global Marketing” on page 76 and answer the “Think Critically” question.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market.
  2. Research a market using primary and secondary data.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 82 and the “Think Critically” questions #1, 2, and 4 on page 84.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or 5 on page 59. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

Resources:

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Tuesday December 2, 2014

At the Bell:  Read the “Careers for Entrepreneurs” section of Page 72. Write your answers to the 2 “Think Critically” questions.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify a target market by understanding your customers
  2. Explain how market segmentation can help an entrepreneur analyze a target market.
  3. Describe how to conduct market research

Assignment: Think Critically #1 – 4 and #5, Business Math on Page 79.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #6 or 7 on page 79. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

Resource: PowerPoint for today's lesson

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Wednesday November 26, 2014

No school today because of snow.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014

We do not have class today. We are doing the "E" picture in the gym and then the Turkey Bowl.

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Monday November 24, 2014

At the Bell:  Take out your notes sheet from this unit. Write down any questions you have.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.
  2. Identify laws that regulate trade.
  3. Identify tax laws that affect small businesses.

Assignment: The Legal Environment Spreadsheet Activity; Graphic organizers

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.blue separator

Friday November 21, 2014

At the Bell:  Review questions on handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.
  2. Identify laws that regulate trade.
  3. Identify tax laws that affect small businesses.

Assignment: The Legal Environment Spreadsheet Activity (and the Federal Trade Regulations Worksheet we didn't get to yesterday).

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.

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Thursday November 20, 2014

Today we are doing Lesson 7: Handling Government Regulations Day 2: Laws That Regulate Trade.

At the Bell:  Read about the EEOC at eeoc.gov. Click through each link. Then answer the questions on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.
  2. Identify laws that regulate trade.
  3. Identify tax laws that affect small businesses.

 Assignment: Federal Trade Regulations Worksheet

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.

ResourcesPowerPoint and EEOC other protections

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Wednesday November 19, 2014

Today we are finishing Lesson 7: Handling Government Regulations Day 1: Laws That Affect Employees.

At the Bell: Get out your notes outline from yesterday and review your notes.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.

Assignment: Laws that Affect Employees Quick Review on handout

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.

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Tuesday November 18, 2014

Today we are continuing Lesson 7: Handling Government Regulations Day 1: Laws That Affect Employees.

At the Bell: Get out your notes outline from yesterday and review your notes. Then complete "ATB: Handling Government Regulations 1" on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.

Assignment: Laws that Affect Employees Quick Review on handout

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.

ResourcesPowerPoint

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Monday November 17, 2014

Today we are doing Lesson 7: Handling Government Regulations Day 1: Laws That Affect Employees.

At the Bell: Read the article on Child Labor laws. Explain how these laws would affect a grocery store manager.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify laws that affect employees.

Assignment: Laws that Affect Employees Quick Review on handout

Enrichment:   Research one of the topics we discussed today and create a presentation for the class.

ResourcesPowerPoint

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Thursday November 13, 2014

We are going to review some of the work you did this week before we get started today.

At the Bell:  Pick up a notes sheet

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Watch an episode of Shark Tank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6jdkhT3A0U

Enrichment: Start working on a formal business plan.

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Wednesday November 12, 2014

We will present the Legal Issues Projects today.

At the Bell:  Save your PowerPoint onto my USB stick for presentation; print and sign your Partnership Agreement.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify relevant laws and regulations related to starting a business.
  2. Give examples of licenses a small business must obtain.
  3. Determine whether which occupational license, if any, the business requires.
  4. Discuss the importance of obtaining outside professional counsel to ensure compliance with government regulations and taxation.

Assignment: Legal Issues Project

Enrichment:  Identify specific patent and trademark rules for the business you have been planning. Handwrite or type what you find and hand it in.

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Tuesday November 11, 2014

At the Bell: Read the article, The King of Voucher Codes, and answer the questions on the handout.

Objective: Identify sources for new business ideas.

Assignment: Watch the first 1/2 hour of Innovation Nation at this link. Take notes, to turn in, on how you could turn what you see into a business. We will discuss what you have tomorrow after you present your Legal Issues Projects.

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Monday November 10, 2014

Today you will finish your Legal Issues Project. If time allows, you will also present it.

At the Bell:  Review the project requirements and the rubric. Write down any questions or concerns you have.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify relevant laws and regulations related to starting a business.
  2. Give examples of licenses a small business must obtain.
  3. Determine whether which occupational license, if any, the business requires.
  4. Discuss the importance of obtaining outside professional counsel to ensure compliance with government regulations and taxation.

Assignment: Legal Issues Project

Enrichment:  Identify specific patent and trademark rules for the business you have been planning. Handwrite or type what you find and hand it in.

Resources:

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Thursday and Friday November 6 and 7, 2014

At the Bell:  Get together with your group and continue working on the Legal Issues Project.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify relevant laws and regulations related to starting a business.
  2. Give examples of licenses a small business must obtain.
  3. Determine whether which occupational license, if any, the business requires.
  4. Discuss the importance of obtaining outside professional counsel to ensure compliance with government regulations and taxation.

Assignment: Legal Issues Project

Enrichment:  Identify specific patent and trademark rules for the business you have been planning. Handwrite or type what you find and hand it in.

Resources:

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Wednesday November 5, 2014

At the Bell:  Read the article, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property: How and Why.” Summarize what you read in your notebook. I will come around and check it.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify relevant laws and regulations related to starting a business.
  2. Give examples of licenses a small business must obtain.
  3. Determine whether which occupational license, if any, the business requires.
  4. Discuss the importance of obtaining outside professional counsel to ensure compliance with government regulations and taxation.

Assignment: Legal Issues Project

Enrichment:  Identify specific patent and trademark rules for the business you have been planning. Handwrite or type what you find and hand it in.

Resources:

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Tuesday November 4, 2014

Senior Meeting. Make up work.

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Monday November 3, 2014

We are going to review your answers to Chapter 3 work. Then we will take a look at the legal requirements you need to consider for a new business.

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the notes outline for today’s lesson and look it over.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify different types of intellectual property.
  2. Explain how to protect a business’s intellectual property.
  3. Understand how laws and legal issues affect the start-up of a business.

Assignment: Legal Issues Quick Review on the handout

Enrichment:  Identify specific patent and trademark rules for the business you have been planning. Handwrite or type what you find and hand it in.

Resources:Patent and Trademark Rules, Online Intellectual Property Training Website

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Friday October 31, 2014

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook and read the Chapter 3 Summary on page 68.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the purpose of writing a good business plan
  2. Describe the importance of a business plan
  3. Analyze the seven basic elements of a business plan.
  4. Identify additional elements that may be needed for a business plan.
  5. Research your business plan.
  6. Identify additional elements that may be needed for a business plan.

Assignment: Answer the review questions on pages 69 - 71. Do #6 - 10, 14, 15, 17, 24 and 25. Type your answers into a Word document. When you finish, compare your answers with another students before submitted them. We will go over them as a class if there is time.

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Thursday October 30, 2014

At the Bell:  Pick up textbook. Then, read “On the Scene” at the bottom of Page 36. Think about the question they ask. Then, answer the question in your notebook. I will come around to see your work.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Research your business plan.
  2. Identify additional elements that may be needed for a business plan.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 66 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 3 on page 67.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #4, 5 or 6 on page 35. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

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Wednesday October 29, 2014

At the Bell:  Respond to this writing prompt: Why do you need a business plan?

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the purpose of writing a good business plan.
  2. Describe the importance of a business plan.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” questions on pages 49 and 51 and the “Think Critically” questions on page 28.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #4 or 6 on page 52. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

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Tuesday October 28, 2014

At the Bell: Think of a business idea that interests you. Then, use a search engine to find an entrepreneur who did something similar. Write down 3 things about that person that you can share.

Objective: Examine the experiences of successful entrepreneurs.

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Monday October 27, 2014

At the Bell: Meet with your partner and prepare to present your work from Friday.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  2. Provide advice on choosing a form of business organization to people interested in starting a business.
  3. Prepare a report on a successful businessperson and the business she or he founded.

Assignment: Present Friday's Research

Closure: Common financial business mistakes to avoid video (1:31)

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Friday October 24, 2014

At the Bell: Log onto your computer.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  2. Provide advice on choosing a form of business organization to people interested in starting a business.
  3. Prepare a report on a successful businessperson and the business she or he founded.

Assignment: Research one of the four businesses we talked about yesterday. Prepare a PowerPoint to share what you learn about the business. Include things like current financial information (total corporate assets, sales, profits, etc.), how the business is structured, and the business's history. You will present your analysis during our next class. Here are some questions you can answer in your presentation:

  1. What has happened to the founder of the business?
  2. Is he or she still involved with the company?
  3. What other things has he or she done?
  4. Who owns the business?
  5. How has the business changed?
  6. Has the company been involved in any mergers or acquisitions?
  7. What products does the company sell?

Closure: Common financial business mistakes to avoid video (1:31)

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Thursday October 23, 2014

We are doing Unit 2 Lesson 7: Analyze Business Opportunities, Day #1.

At the Bell: Explain the difference between liability related to type of business ownership and liability as it related to business finances.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  2. Provide advice on choosing a form of business organization to people interested in starting a business.
  3. Prepare a report on a successful businessperson and the business she or he founded.

Assignment: Partner or small group discussion of business opportunities.

  1. Read the 4 business opportunities discussed in this document.
  2. With a partner, decide which type of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation) is best for each business opportunity.
  3. Write a recommendation for each opportunity with reasons for your decision. Hand-written is OK for this activity; we will be discussing these as a class.

If you get stuck, read these articles to get some ideas.

Closure: What do investors look for? video (2:01)

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Wednesday October 22, 2014

We are finishing Unit 2 Lesson 5: Business Opportunities

At the Bell: With a partner, play the Jeopardy review game at superteachertools.net

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand current trends that provide opportunity for entrepreneurs.
  2. Explain ways to recognize opportunity.
  3. Think creatively about business opportunities.
  4. Discuss ways to overcome challenges.

Assignment: Analyze the best way to establish a new business. Type it up in a report format to hand in.

  1. Set up a Sole proprietorship, Franchise, Corporation.
  2. Buy an existing business or start a new one.
  3. Use the Internet either partially or entirely for conducting business.
  4. List which services, if any, you would outsourced. Explain the decision.
  5. Decide when and where you would advertise you new business.

Enrichment: Research trade shows, trade magazines, and professional organizations that might help support the business ideas you have been thinking about. Summarize what you find in a Word document, print, and hand in.

Resources:

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Monday October 20, 2014

We are finishing Unit 2 Lesson 5: Business Opportunities

At the Bell: Answer the questions on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand current trends that provide opportunity for entrepreneurs.
  2. Explain ways to recognize opportunity.
  3. Think creatively about business opportunities.
  4. Discuss ways to overcome challenges.

Assignment: Analyze the best way to establish a new business. Type it up in Word to hand in.

Enrichment: Research trade shows, trade magazines, and professional organizations that might help support the business ideas you have been thinking about. Summarize what you find in a Word document, print, and hand in.

Resources:

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Friday October 17, 2014

Today is Unit 2 Lesson 5: Business Opportunities

At the Bell: List 3 places you might go for ideas and support in starting a new business.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand current trends that provide opportunity for entrepreneurs.
  2. Explain ways to recognize opportunity.
  3. Think creatively about business opportunities.
  4. Discuss ways to overcome challenges.

Assignment: Analyze the best way to establish a new business. Type is up in Word to hand in.

Enrichment: Research trade shows, trade magazines, and professional organizations that might help support the business ideas you have been thinking about. Summarize what you find in a Word document, print, and hand in.

Resources:

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Thursday October 16, 2014

Today is Unit 2 Lesson 5: Business Opportunities

At the Bell: Complete the Practice Test activity at the Glencoe Website

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand current trends that provide opportunity for entrepreneurs.
  2. Explain ways to recognize opportunity.
  3. Think creatively about business opportunities.
  4. Discuss ways to overcome challenges.

Assignment: Answer the review questions on the handout (10 points)

Enrichment: Research trade shows, trade magazines, and professional organizations that might help support the business ideas you have been thinking about. Summarize what you find in a Word document, print, and hand in.

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Wednesday October 15, 2014

At the Bell: Examine the Web page about starting a new business at Intuit.com. Write down 5 facts you learned. Also, make sure you hand in anything that's late.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the steps involved in buying an existing business
  2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of joining a family business.
  3. Evaluate franchise ownership
  4. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of starting a new business.
  5. Compare a sole proprietorship and a partnership
  6. Describe a Corporation

Assignment: Create a chart comparing types of business ownership. The chart should have rows for each type of business ownership and columns for characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. Make sure it's neatly done. (15 points).

Enrichment: Research a franchise business. Summarize the business structure and explain whether or not this business works better as a franchise as opposed to a new business.

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Tuesday October 14, 2014

At the Bell:  Read the Chapter 2 Summary on page 42. Then answer the review questions on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the steps involved in buying an existing business
  2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of joining a family business.
  3. Evaluate franchise ownership
  4. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of starting a new business.
  5. Compare a sole proprietorship and a partnership
  6. Describe a Corporation

Assignment: Work on graphic organizers

Enrichment: Research a franchise business. Summarize the business structure and explain whether or not this business works better as a franchise as opposed to a new business.

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Friday October 10, 2014

At the Bell:  Pick up textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Compare a sole proprietorship and a partnership
  2. Describe a Corporation.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 39 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 3 on page 41.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or 7 on page 35. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

Resource: PowerPoint

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Thursday October 9, 2014

Review day.

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Wednesday October 8, 2014

We are doing Unit 2 Lesson 2: Franchise or a New Business?

At the Bell:  Pick up textbook. Then, read “On the Scene” at the bottom of Page 29. Think about the question they ask. Then, answer the question in your notebook. I will come around to see your work.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Evaluate franchise ownership
  2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of starting a new business.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 33, the “Business Math” question on page 35, and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 4 on page 35.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or 7 on page 35. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

Resource: PowerPoint

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Tuesday October 7, 2014

We will be working on Chapter 2 material starting today. Today is Unit 2: Lesson 1: Buying an Existing Business.

At the Bell:  Pick up textbook. Then, read “On the Scene” at the bottom of Page 24. Think about the question they ask. Then, answer the question in your notebook. I will come around to see your work.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the steps involved in buying an existing business
  2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of joining a family business.

Assignment: Answer the “Checkpoint” question on page 26 and the “Think Critically” questions #1 – 4 on page 28.  You can type your work in a Word document or handwrite it neatly.

Enrichment: Make Connections activity #5 or 6 on page 28. Complete the work in the Word document to hand in.

Resource: PowerPoint

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Monday October 6, 2014

At the Bell:  Pick up where you left off with your business plan. I would like to finish them up today.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.
  4. Use advanced formatting in a work processing program to create a Table of Contents.

Assignment: Create a Business Plan: Write the vision and mission statements and work on the product description.

Resources:

Reminder: There is a "jeans" day on Friday.

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Friday October 3, 2014

After I check the At the Bell, I am going to show you how to do an automatic Table of Contents in Word. Then you will finish your Business Plan.

At the Bell:  In your own words, explain what a mission statement is and what a vision statement is. I will come around and check your work.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.
  4. Use advanced formatting in a work processing program to create a Table of Contents.

Assignment: Create a Business Plan: Write the vision and mission statements and work on the product description.

Resources:

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Thursday October 2, 2014

We are going to focus on vision and mission statements today.

At the Bell:  Find a vision or mission statement of a company similar to one you are basing your Business Plan project on. Leave it up on the screen so I can come around and check it.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Create a Business Plan: Write the vision and mission statements and work on the product description.

Resources:

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Wednesday October 1, 2014

We are going to focus on vision and mission statements today.

At the Bell:  Find and read the mission and vision statements at the Pocono Mountain School District Website. Then, find a vision or mission statement of a company similar to one you are basing your Business Plan project on.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Create a Business Plan: Write the vision and mission statements and work on the product description.

Resources:

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Tuesday September 30, 2014

At the Bell:  Respond to this question: Why do some people go into business for themselves?

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Create a Business Plan

Resources:

Enrichment:  Work on the Business Plan Appendices in the SGA template.

 

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Monday September 29, 2014

We are going to watch the rest of the Shark Tank episode we were watching Friday. Then you will start working on your business plan.

At the Bell:  Complete the online review at Glencoe. Leave your results on the screen so I can see them when I go by.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Watch an episode of Shark Tank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6jdkhT3A0U

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Friday September 26, 2014

We are going to review some of the work you did this week before we get started today.

At the Bell:  Pick up a notes sheet

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Watch an episode of Shark Tank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6jdkhT3A0U

Enrichment: Start working on a formal business plan.

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Thursday September 25, 2014

At the Bell:  Read the article "How to Identify Your Workplace Strengths"

Objectives:

  1. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses
  2. Apply personal strengths and weaknesses to an entrepreneurial endeavor

Assignment: Take the online aptitude test. Then, complete your "Identify a Business Opportunity" worksheet

Enrichment: Research and report on an entrepreneur that interests you.

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Wednesday September 24, 2014

At the Bell:  Pick up a copy of the textbook.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

Assignment: Review questions from Chapter 1. Students should type their answers along with the questions, print, and hand in before leaving, even if they were not able to finish all of the questions.

Enrichment: Textbook page 8 - #7 Research assignment. You can hand it in or present your research to the class.

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Tuesday September 23, 2014

At the Bell: Answer the questions on the handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Develop and understanding of what an Entrepreneur is and does.
  2. Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Compare strengths and weaknesses with aptitudes and interests.
  4. Determine a business opportunity that matches your strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes and interests.

Assignment: Update the Identify a Business Opportunity worksheet from yesterday.

Enrichment: Research and report on an entrepreneur that interests you.

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Tuesday September 16, 2014

At the Bell: In your notebook, answer these two questions:

  1. Can anyone be an entrepreneur?
  2. Is an entrepreneur better off working alone, or should they
    work with a team?

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Develop and understanding of what an Entrepreneur is and does.
  2. Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Compare strengths and weaknesses with aptitudes and interests.
  4. Determine a business opportunity that matches your strengths, weaknesses, aptitudes and interests.

Assignment: Identify a Business Opportunity worksheet

Enrichment: Research and report on an entrepreneur that interests you.

Resource: The 10 Myths of Entrepreneurship video on YouTube

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Monday September 15, 2014

At the Bell:  Skim through the resources on writing a business plan at SBA.gov. Then Get out your notes sheet from Friday and pick up where you left off. Feel free to pick one or two partners to work with.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Develop a business plan outline from your rough notes. The format can be in a Word document or a PowerPoint.

Enrichment: Research funding for your business and include it with the business plan outline.

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Friday September 12, 2014

At the Bell:  In your notebook or on a piece of scrap paper, answer this question:  “Why do you need a Business Plan in writing?”

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the major components of a business plan.
  2. Identify sources of information to be included in the business plan.
  3. Develop a business plan for a planned business.

Assignment: Write rough notes for a business plan for one or more businesses.

Enrichment: Start working on a formal business plan.

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Thursday September 11, 2014

At the Bell: Log onto your computer so you can click this link to funtrivia.com. Use you selected “Play: Quiz Game” which will show you one question at a time, or you can select the “HTML Quiz” link which gives you all of the questions on one screen.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic economic concepts.

Assignment: Unit 1 Quiz

Enrichment: Economic Literacy Quiz at councilforreconed.org. Show me your results before you clear your screen. 

After the quiz we are going to talk about tomorrow's business plan activity.

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Wednesday September 10, 2014

At the Bell: Pick up a copy of the “Basic Economics Review 2” handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Review the basic economic concepts.
  2. Consider how the laws of supply and demand impact pricing and profit.

 Assignment:

  1. Notes / class participation
  2. Individual or Partner: review the effects of price on supply and demand using the interactive took at EconEdLink.
  3. Complete the economics review worksheet.

Enrichment: Read and summary the article about variable price and vending machines at nytimes.com

Reminder: Quiz tomorrow

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Tuesday September 9, 2014

At the Bell: Pick up a copy of the “Basic Economics Review 1” handout.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Describe the difference between fixed costs and variable costs.
  2. Describe the impact of variable costs on pricing.
  3. Explain the effects of market structure on price.
  4. Describe the functions of a business in a market economy.
  5. Identify various types of costs.

Assignment: Complete fixed and variable expense practice worksheets.

Enrichment: Design a business budget with fixed and variable expenses for the business of your choice. 

Resources: Lesson PowerPoint for assignment.

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Monday September 8, 2014

Period 1 Assembly (10th Grade). Mrs. Novak will come pick you up to go to the assembly.

11th and 12th Grade - alternate assignment

Period 2 will be 9:10 to 10:35 for Grades 11 and 12.

There is no Period 3 today. The rest of the day will be normal schedule.

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Friday September 5, 2014

We are going to review Lesson 2: Supply and Demand today.

At the Bell: Grab a piece of scrap paper from the desk by the classroom door. Answer these questions about yesterday's discussion. I will collect your work after we discuss the questions.

  1. In which type of economic systems does the government decide how most resources are used?
  2. What type of economy does the U.S.A. have?
  3. How does price affect the quantity a producers wants to manufacture?

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the determinants of supply and demand.
  2. Explain how supply and demand markets interact to determine price.
  3. Describe market and economies.
  4. Define the concept of supply and demand.

Assignment: Lesson 2 review worksheet

Enrichment: Law of Demand worksheet (ask me if you want a copy)

Resources: Lesson PowerPoint for assignment.

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Thursday September 4, 2014

We are going to review Lesson 1:Costs and Price and work on Lesson 2: Supply and Demand today

At the Bell: Grab a piece of scrap paper from the desk by the classroom door. Think about how you spend your money (or your parent or guardian’s money). Then respond to this writing prompt: Would you rather buy 5 good quality T-shirts that will last a long time, or buy 20 cheap ones that might not look so good after a couple wears. Why?

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Explain the determinants of supply and demand.
  2. Explain how supply and demand markets interact to determine price.
  3. Describe market and economies.
  4. Define the concept of supply and demand.

Assignment:

Enrichment: Law of Demand worksheet 

Resources: Lesson PowerPoint for assignment.

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Wednesday September 3, 2014

Today we are covering LESSON 1-Costs and Price of a Good or Service.

At the Bell:  Grab a piece of scrap paper from the desk by the classroom door. Think of yesterday’s discussion. Write down one or two things that you learned yesterday. I will come around to check that it’s done.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Understand 4 Economic Questions
  2. Describe the Entrepreneurial Start-Up Process
  3. Describe the terms market and economy
  4. Define the terms cost and price
  5. Describe the terms goods and services

Assignment:

  1. Notes / class participation
  2. Complete Entrepreneurship and the Economy review worksheets. Finish it outside of class if necessary. (10 points)

Enrichment: Create a poster demonstrating some aspect of the economy.

Resources: Lesson PowerPoint for assignment.

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Tuesday September 2, 2014

Welcome to Entrepreneurship and Business Design. I am glad you are joining us and am looking forward to seeing what you can do this semester. We will be using this Web site every day to share information. You will check here for the daily At the Bells, Objectives, and assignments.

At the Bell: Find your seat and start looking through the papers there.

Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will:

  1. Identify the purpose and outcomes of the course.
  2. Review school policies and procedures.
  3. Understand what is expected from students and what they can expect from the course.
  4. Generate a basic understanding of entrepreneurship.

Assignment: Entrepreneurship drawing (10 points)

Enrichment: N/A