Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Business and Information Technology, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
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Lesson Plan
Tags:
Economics, Economy, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Lesson, Reading, Report, Small Business
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Language:
English
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Education Standards

Impact of Small Business/Entrepreneurship - Lesson and Assignment

Overview

This lesson teaches students about the importance of entrepreneurship and small businesses in our society. First, use the briefing (found in Task 1) to teach students about this concept. Then, lead the class in discussion. Finally, ask students to research and write about the topic. This lesson is a part of the Business and Marketing Essentials Course Guide. To download it, visit mbastatesconnection.mbaresearch.org and select "Course Guides" under "Curriculum and Instruction."

Learn about the impact of small business/entrepreneurship on market economies as a class.

Using the attached Small Business/Entrepreneurship Briefing, lead the class in a lesson on the impact of small business/entrepreneurship on market economies. 

Learn about the impact of small business/entrepreneurship on market economies. 

Discuss the concept as a class.

Ask students to determinewhat constitutes a “small business” in our economy.

What constitutes a “small business” in our economy? Share your thoughts with the class. 

Research

Instruct students to identify local small businesses and determine ways that the businesses have contributed to society. They can use their existing knowledge of local businesses or use Internet to perform research. 

Identify local small businesses and determine ways that the businesses have contributed to society. Use your existing knowledge of local businesses, or use the Internet to perform research. 

Write

Instruct students to write a brief paper about the local businesses’ contributions, no more than 1-2 pages. Review the papers when complete.

Write a 1-2 page paper about local businesses’ contributions to society. Turn your paper in to your instructor when it is complete.