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Instructional Materials in Business Education

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within Business Education. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

Consumer Protection Theme Page

Entrepreneurship Theme Page

Sustainable Development Theme Page

General Business Education Resources

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to Business Education.

The site has support for economics education of all forms, including curricular resources, data, and links to other sites. Instructional materials and lesson ideas are also included.

Good News Bears Stock Market Project
The theme of this K-12 unit is the stock market. Included are lesson plans for English, Math and Social Studies, as well as lessons that relate directly to the stock market alone.

Great Ideas for Teaching Accounting
Although geared for professors, high school teachers should find many of the tips and suggestions useful for their students as well.

Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing
Although geared for professors, high school teachers should find many of the tips and suggestions useful for their students as well.

Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs)
These Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs) provide some of the basic information that teachers will require to implement the BC Ministry of Education Science curricula in K-12.

Lesson Plans for Technology
This site has a database of over 200 technology-based lesson plans developed by Florida educators. Known as T'NT (Technology 'Nformation for Teachers), the site can be searched by grade level, subject, or key word. Lessons allow subject area teachers to incorporate technology within business, computing, fine arts, guidance/health (including safety), language arts, math, science, and social studies subject areas.

Making Sense of the World Economy
In this lesson plan, grade 6-12 students "apply the economic principles of supply and demand, market economy, competition, unemployment rate, exports and imports, and currency exchange rate to China's present economic success and Russia's economic strife. Students then research how these economic principles have affected the two countries over the past twenty years." They use a New York Times article as a starting point for their explorations.

National Institute for Consumer Education (NICE)
NICE's mandate reads: "NICE is a professional development center and resource clearinghouse in consumer, economic and personal finance education." K-12 teachers will find a number of useful educational resources, including mini-lessons, resource lists, on-line copies of various reports dealing with consumer education, and links to other useful information.

Playing the Market / Managing Your Money
Two teaching units from IBM in which students use Internet resources to learn more about these business education topics. One unit is for grades 7-12 and the other is for grades 4-7. Teacher guides are available.

Turning Some Things Old into Something New
In this lesson plan, grade 6-12 students use a NY Times article as a starting point to "explore five ways in which two companies can bond together to form one company (mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, joint ventures and hostile takeovers). Students teach each other about these methods and demonstrate their understanding of the differences between them through creating a related scenario for each method in which two imagined companies combine."

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