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This bundle is perfect for teaching project based learning and economics. Use real life experiences to teach important skills. Units may include research, problem solving, writing, technology, math and economics. (The Chocolate Shop is a beginning economics unit.)Ice Cream Shop - 40 pagesEveryone loves ice cream! Now is your chance to open your very own ice cream shop. You’ll have an opportunity to create your own menu, make your favorite flavor and more. This project can be done as a group or individually.There are some things you need to do so your shop will be a success. It will require you do do some research as you do your planning.Learn about the history of ice cream, different shops and creameries. (websites and apps)Photos of visit to Amy’s Ice CreamTake a survey to learn about favorite ice cream flavors. Graph resultsCreate questions for business survey. Record resultsQuestions about starting an ice cream shopChoose a name, logo and slogan for your Ice Cream Shop.Design a store front (use my template or design your own)Create your own business plan (company overview)Interview an owner or manager of an ice cream shop.Create a new flavor of ice cream and describe it.Create a new ice cream sundae.Design an flyer to advertise your shop. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your shop.Design business cardsCreate coupons for your ice cream shop.Plan a menu for your ice cream shop. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft. Inventory (choice of using a spreadsheet)Plan social media for your ice cream shopIce Cream recipesUse a spreadsheet to take orders.Additional ideas Build a Sundae GameThe Chocolate Shop - Economics and Project Based Learning - 80 pagesThis is a great economics unit for any time of the year; everyone loves chocolate! This is the perfect beginning economics unit yummy Chocolate Shop theme. And, it will go with your books about chocolate! I've provided 25 different activities.This fun unit includes:Vocabulary Word Wall Words and definitionsSlide show – Goods and ServicesSlide Show – Super Slogans: Business SlogansChocolate Shop Template – Decorate Your ShopChocolate Shop Name Template – Name Your ShopSlogan Templates – 3 on each sheetYummy Chocolate Survey – Favorite Way to eat chocolate and spreadsheet template (pictograph)Brainstorm Names for your shopBrainstorm slogans for your shopInterview a school staff member about their jobInterview a parent about their jobWhen I Grow Up – Research a jobIf I Were a… I would…Ways I can earn and save money3 templates for advertisingKWL for chocolateHow to Make Hot ChocolateCreate Your Own Chocolate BarMy Chocolate Creation is the best because – Writing ActivityNeeds or Wants ActivityParent letterChocolate Bar Wrapper templateWebsites and Books resourcesYou can have students design a poster, tooYou can pick and choose how you want to implement the unit. Each activity is can be a great addition to your economics unit.(Each activity should be self-explanatory.) I've included different activities that 2nd, 3rd or 4th graders would enjoy. The activities would compliment any unit you may already have. I've included great websites and books for additional resources. (Please note**I removed a Smartboard activity that wasn't working correctly. The product still has 80 pages. It was an added bonus.)If you have any questions about this product, please go to Q&A before you give your rating. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have.Economics and Entrepreneurship - 105 pagesThis comprehensive economics/entrepreneurship unit focuses on grades 3-5. (Sixth grade can even benefit.) project based learningI've included:- Powerpoint teaching students about becoming an entrepreneur and starting a business (Lemonade or Expresso)- Powerpoint which teaches students about charities and giving back- Powerpoint game about popular slogans in advertising- Powerpoint template for student presentations- Spreadsheet activity (formulas already added) for students to learn about profit and loss. This also includes expense and income cards.- Two venn diagrams- Vocabulary bingo- Slogan template for businesses- Student samples from our Business Expo- Business plan template- Famous entrepreneur research activity- AND additional websites and booksMy students loved this unit. I've included lots of great activities including photographs of some of my student projects. Each activity should be self-explanatory. Our students even interviewed owners of local businesses. You can decide how you would like to implement the unit and what activities you would like to use. This is a perfect unit for differentiation in the classroom.Toy Store - 65 pagesActivities are designed for differentiation in your classroom. These can be completed individually or as a collaborative project.Learn about the history of toys and designing toys through websites provided.Internet Scavenger Hunt about toysResearch a toyPhotos of visit to a local toy store. Interview with owner or manager of toy store.Take a survey to learn about favorite toy categories. Graph resultsCreate questions for business survey. Record resultsQuestions about starting a toy store.Choose a name, logo and slogan for your toy store.Design a store front (use my template or design your own)Create your own business plan (company overview)Design an flyer to advertise your store. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your store.Design business cardsCreate coupons for your toy store.Plan a menu for your ice cream shop. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft. Inventory (choice of using a spreadsheet)Plan social media for your toy storeUse a spreadsheet to take orders.Greatest Toy Ever Graphic organizerGreatest Toy Ever writing activityAdditional ideas Toy word problems for centers or differentiation. Additional pages for store front and advertising (These activities are from a money unit I have in my store.)Open a Pizzeria - 36 pagesEveryone loves pizza. Now is your chance to open your very own pizzeria. You’ll have an opportunity to create your own menu, make your favorite pizza and more.There are some things you need to do so your restaurant will be a success. It will require you do do some research as you do your planning.Take a survey to learn about favorite pizza toppings. Record resultsChoose a name, logo and slogan for your pizzeria.Design a store front (use my template or design your own)Create your own business plan (company overview)Interview an owner or manager of a pizzeriaDesign an flyer to advertise your pizzeria. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your restaurant.Create coupons for your restaurant.Plan a menu for your pizzeria. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft. Learn about the history of pizza and compare menus of different pizzerias.Plan social media for your pizzeria.Create your own pizza. Mini-pizza recipe – can be used for culminating activity with parents.Use a spreadsheet to take orders.Word problems (use my menu to answer the questionsPizza Game
Welcome! My name is Sandy Cangelosi and I'm from Austin, Texas. My experience has been at the elementary and middle school levels with instructional technology as a focus. I've provided lessons that are time-saving, easy to use and can be adapted for your curriculum needs. I hope you continue to visit my store as I upload units and lessons which are aligned with essential 21st Century Skills.