Activity Introduction

We all know that businesses are about providing goods and services in exchange for money. We also know that it is usually the responsibility of governments and non-government/non-profit organisations to solve social problems like crime, unemployment and environmental problems like habitat loss and pollution. However, wouldn’t it be great if businesses could help find ways to address these social and environmental problems while also making a profit? Learn from the people already doing it.

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.

Ideal for: Lower Secondary

Themes:

  • think and connect

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: Business and Economics, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Sustainability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

How to be an ethical entrepreneur – Year 7 & 8

Resources Required

  • Device with internet capability
  • Pen & paper (optional)

 

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Ethical Entrepreneurship - Activity Instructions

We all know that businesses are about providing goods and services in exchange for money. We also know that it is usually the responsibility of governments and non-government/non-profit organisations to solve social problems like crime, unemployment and environmental problems like habitat loss and pollution. However, wouldn’t it be great if businesses could help find ways to address these social and environmental problems while also making a profit?

Can Businesses Make Money While Also Solving Social Problems?

Step 1. Watch the video and complete the questions below:

Majora Carter: 3 Stories of Local Eco-Entrepreneurship (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyYjI7zQlaA)

Note: this video contains some sensitive material so make sure to chat to someone you trust if you feel you need to. 

In 25 words or less, summarise what you heard in this video: 

What was most interesting about this video? 

What did you want to know more about?

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