lessonPaper Airplane Factory

This activity engages students in the process of rapid prototyping, while facing challenges like scarcity and risk. Explore how to bring the Paper Airplane Factory to life in …

lessonTennis Ball Factory

This experiment uses student participation to teach the concept of diminishing marginal returns. Students are told they will be the employees in a widget factory. Th…

lessonHershey’s Market Research

This two-part activity is designed to familiarize your students with basic market research. The purpose of the activity is to give students an opportunity to, in Part 1, desig…

lessonMockups

Mockups is a game created by Dr. Liz Gerber, professor at Northwestern University with the help of her students. Mockups can be implemented quickly to give students practice e…

lessonS.W.O.T. Analysis

In this two-part activity, students will complete a S.W.O.T. Analysis for a business. A S.W.O.T. Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is a common busine…

lessonTarget Market Person

In this activity, students will research a popular U.S. restaurant, then create a target person for the restaurant their team selects. Students will research the restaurant to…

lessonTicket Out

There are many strategies for checking for student understanding of class material. One quick, easy and effective strategy is the “ticket out the door”. Students need to r…

lessonNegotiating Game

Negotiating skills can be important to the success in the marketplace of business owners and consumers.  In The Negotiating Game students will engage in buying and selling, m…

lessonInnovation Activity

The Innovation activity gives the student an opportunity to take an existing product and improve it. When doing this activity it is important to remind students that innovatio…

lessonJones Soda Research & Development

The Jones Soda activity is a marketing activity that can be used to introduce the Marketing Mix to your students. It can also be used to dive deeper into marketing after havin…

lessonInnovation Activity

The Innovation Activity gives the student an opportunity to take an existing product and improve it. When doing this activity it is important to remind students that…

lessonThe Extraordinaires – Design Thinking

The Extraordinaire’s Design Project is set-up in a way that guides students through the practices of sharing knowledge, showing incomplete work, accepting feedback…

lessonBack of the Napkin

Hands on activities are crucial for learning in the Youth Entrepreneurs classroom. Most students learn values and concepts through experience better than through lecture. Back…

lessonTowers

Towers is a game that demonstrates the importance of both doing business profitably and also doing it “the right way.” After completing Towers, students better understand …

lessonThe Trading Game

The Trading Game engages students in a trading simulation designed to illustrate a complex marketplace in which goods and services are traded. Through several rounds of trade,…

lessonInvention Activity

There are many ways you can foster creativity in your students and the Invention Activity is one of them. In the Invention Activity, there is no right or wrong, no impossible.…

videoDebrief

The Paper Airplanes Game helps students learn concepts like scarcity, opportunity cost and competition. And it’s a chance to coach students in the Foundational Values of sou…

videoActivity

See Paper Airplane Factory in action, and get tips to implement in your classroom. …

lessonSocial Media Plan

This activity is designed to guide your students through the thought process and steps in creating a Social Media Plan. The purpose of this activity is to give students an opp…

videoIntro

In the Paper Airplanes exercise, students get to practice pushing past barriers as a team — and remaining principled while they do it. Learn more about the activity and why …

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