Quick summary: Students will explore and build their current knowledge of the role and responsibilities of entrepreneurs and businesses in addressing social issues. Students are asked to watch a TED talk about several ethical entrepreneurs and then find examples of ethical entrepreneurs and businesses in their community. They will then create a billboard for this entrepreneur or business.
This lesson supports students to inquire into the big idea of ‘real wealth’. Students develop an understanding of shared values, and build their sustainable and ethical financial knowledge, equipping them with the skills to make sound financial decisions based on social, environmental and economical merit.
- Students develop an understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurs and successful businesses.
- Students understand how ethical entrepreneurs and businesses differ to other entrepreneurs and businesses.
Cross-curriculum Priority: Sustainability OI.6., OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 7 Economics and Business
- Characteristics of entrepreneurs and successful businesses (ACHEK019)
Year 8 Economics and Business
- The rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses in Australia (ACHEK029)
Syllabus Outcomes: C4.2, C4.3, C4.4.
Unit of lessons: Real Wealth Year 7 & 8
Time required: 60 minutes + time for preparation and homework.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activity and facilitate discussion.
Resources required: Student worksheet – one paper copy per student OR access to computer/tablet with internet access. Internet access for each student for video viewing, headphones for each student if viewing videos in class. One copy of the Billboard Judging Criteria for each student. Real Wealth Cheat Sheet, Glossary Secondary.
Digital technology opportunities: Students can use a range of apps and software available to them to design their billboard (but paper will also work). Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework and extension.
Keywords: entrepreneur, ethical entrepreneur, business, project, billboard.
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