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The two FREE, 22 pages of digital lessons in this resource were extracted from the Teaching Entrepreneurship curriculum guide; which includes 334 pages of lessons, rubrics, activities, assignments, worksheets and an abundance of blended learning for your students.


What is an Entrepreneur?

We begin the course with an exploration of what it means to be an entrepreneur: what an entrepreneur does, what he/she acts like, values, and achieves. These first lessons will give students an overview of what it means to start, run, and own a business—the risks, rewards, needs, and expectations.

These first lessons also include some interactive games and activities in class. As you

work to establish good working relationships and group dynamics, it is important to

get students working together early. You’ll see a fun (and funny) team game, silly word exercise, and a lot of group interaction.


Here's a preview of the entire curriculum guide's Table of Contents that won Superstars in Education and Teen Ink Magazine Educator of the Year:


334 pages of ready-to-use lesson plans, warm-ups, worksheets, group activities, role-plays, assignments, rubrics, and assessments at your fingertips.




Unit A Overview

  • Assignment A: Entrepreneur Short Essay
  • Assignment A Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 1: Definition of an Entrepreneur - This is the example lesson that you are reviewing now.

LESSON 2: 12 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur - This is the example lesson that you are reviewing now.

LESSON 3: 12 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur Silly Word Exercise

LESSON 4: 12 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur Team Game

LESSON 5: Rewards and Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur

  • How to Create Tables in Microsoft Word

LESSON 6: Writing Your Entrepreneurship Essay



Unit B Overview

  • Assignment B: Business Plan
  • Assignment B Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 7: Business Plan Overview

  • Business Plan Template

LESSON 8: Business Plan Executive Summary

  • Assignment B.8: Business Plan Executive Summary
  • Assignment B.8 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 9: Business Plan Product or Service Description

LESSON 10: Business Plan Mission Statement

  • Assignment B.10: Business Plan Mission Statement
  • Assignment B.10 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 11: Business Plan Industry Analysis

LESSON 12: Business Plan Marketing Strategy

LESSON 13: Business Plan Organizational Chart

  • Assignment B.13: Business Plan Organizational Chart
  • Assignment B.13 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 14: Business Plan Employee Salaries

  • Business Plan Employee Salary Chart

LESSON 15: Business Plan Location Research

LESSON 16: Business Plan Floor Plan

  • Assignment B.16: Business Plan Floor Plan
  • Assignment B.16 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 17: Business Plan Budget

  • Assignment B.17: Business Plan Budget
  • Assignment B.17 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 18: Business Plan Conclusion



Unit C Overview

Assignment C: Marketing Portfolio

Assignment C Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 19: All About Marketing

  • The 4 P’s and 3 C’s of Marketing

LESSON 20: Business Card

  • Assignment C.20: Business Card
  • Assignment C.20 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 21: Business Grand Opening Sign

  • Assignment C.21: Business Grand Opening Sign
  • Assignment C.21 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 22: Business Flyer

  • Assignment C.22: Business Flyer
  • Assignment C.22 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 23: Online Sidebar Ad

  • Assignment C.23: Online Sidebar Ad
  • Assignment C.23 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 24: Completing Your Marketing Portfolio



Unit D Overview

  • Assignment D: Business Networking Event
  • Assignment D Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 25: Event Planning, Organizing, and Hosting

  • Major Task Checklist

LESSON 26: Project Management and Delegation

  • Event Teams and Managers Lists
  • Individual Commitments
  • Team Contracts

LESSON 27: Business Networking Event Brochure

LESSON 28: Business Networking Event Invitation

LESSON 29: Business Networking Event Promotional Give-a-ways

  • Assignment D.29: Promotional Give-a-ways
  • Assignment D.29 Rubric: Summative Assessment

LESSON 30: Business Networking Event PowerPoint Presentation

LESSON 31: Business Networking Event Set-up & Execution

  • Team Checklist
  • Individual Checklist
  • Food Checklist
  • Event Day Checklist

LESSON 32: Business Networking Event Reflection

LESSON 33: Final Course Entrepreneur Reflection



You are encouraged to form a business as the premise of your class. You, or you and the students together, can choose what kind of “enterprise” you want to imagine for yourselves. Instead of their teacher, you will be their manager, CEO, or President.

Students can rotate Assistant Manager or Vice President positions, to practice taking on extra responsibility, management risks, and authority. Lots of teamwork is always encouraged throughout the course, with clear roles and expectations. Be creative with this business structure. Make name tags, team names, stations, office spaces, titles, and business goals.

These first few weeks of the course should be focused on establishing professional business behavior, teamwork expectations, work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

2 FREE LESSONS Teaching Entrepreneurship Unit A Lessons 1-2

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