It’s My Business should be required reading for all teachers of youth. Even if you have no experience in business, this well-organized, clear set of scripted lessons guides educators through collaborative, hands-on activities. Young people will certainly be empowered learning they can be agents of change in their own community, paving the way to a successful and prosperous future!
Cross-curricular connections! Various learning modalities! Decision-making! Cooperative learning! This book has practical, yet rigorous lesson plans that are detailed, hands-on, standards-based, and supported by research. It creatively and effectively “marries” the two worlds of business and education through real world experiences for students. I highly recommend this book!
This book helps kids become entrepreneurial thinkers! The activities are well thought out and easy to implement. The lessons are aligned to academic standards, but are engaging and fun. Kids will walk away from these experiences with knowledge about business, citizenship and communication skills.
Dr. Hentz expertly provides lessons and experiences that engage students in meaningful exploration and reflection about the important topic of social entrepreneurship. Educators can trust that these lessons will ask students to make connections to their own lives and to dream big about their role in our world. An authentic portfolio based assessment is included which allows for personalized learning and differentiation to meet the needs of all learners.
It’s My Business, is an inspiring classroom tool for fostering the entrepreneur in all of us. The lessons are both relevant and accessible to any classroom where life skills are a priority. Students who are invested in the curriculum will feel empowered to develop their creativity in a meaningful and socially relevant way.
This book is not only a complete unit excellent for many grade levels, including high school economics, it is well written, standard aligned and complete with student engaging activities and assessments. Quite simply, it is thorough and easy to use to teach a topic that is often forgotten in schools but is of great value to students. As a bilingual social studies teacher for nearly 30 years, I would use this extensively, and it can be easily adapted for ELL students.