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Students are introduced to the roles of entrepreneur and investor in the context of starting a business through the book, Isabel’s Car Wash. After discussing the story, students are divided into entrepreneur and investor groups for a business start-up.
The pros and cons of prepaid cards are explored to prepare kids to handle plastic in the world of credit cards.
Help kids practice conscious spending and understand how money is a scarce commodity using these money smart tips.
Students listen to the story of Ruby and Max, bunnies that go shopping and make spending decisions. They learn about short-term and long-term savings goals. After a goal-sorting activity, students choose and illustrate their own savings goal.
These discussion questions and short activities, based on economic concepts from the Fifty Nifty Econ Concept Cards, can help use the Olympics as a springboard for economic discussions.
Students learn about child inventors and then create their own invention to improve their everyday lives. They are introduced to entrepreneurship and choose the target audience and price for their invention, as well as illustrate it for a classroom book.
In this lesson, scouts will start their visit with a lesson centered on their Savvy Shopping and Money Manager journeys. Here they will learn what financial literacy skills it takes to budget and plan for a big trip to the zoo!
This lesson highlights the resources needed for a business and key information entrepreneurs should consider before starting a business. Through the story and activities, students will learn about division of labor and identify risks and rewards.
Help students think critically about "opportunity occupations" in their area and their own future career goals.
Create a definition of entrepreneurs and their characteristics, and then read a story which follows a modern entrepreneurial family who grows cranberries. Learn to distinguish between entrepreneurs and employees and write a sequel to the story.