EITC Curriculum

The Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum is an engaging, hands-on curriculum that allows educators to teach their students the ideas behind entrepreneurship and free-enterprise. This free curriculum is a comprehensive introduction to these ideas, enabling educators, even those with no business background, to introduce their students to entrepreneurship. Advanced material is included if classrooms choose to dive deeper into business planning topics, but can be used as an introduction for any high school aged student. Your students will learn life skills of communication, leadership, creativity, problem solving, and organizational planning. You must be registered to view the full Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum.

Curriculum overview

Module One

Examines the definition of entrepreneurship and small business, while providing an overview of the past and present small-business environment.

Module Two

Delves into the steps and considerations involved with turning an idea into a business: identifying a passion or hobby that can provide a product or service, researching the market, and weighing the risks of starting a small business.

Module Three

Explores the nuts and bolts of starting a business: writing a business plan, obtaining funding, and learning about the agencies businesses interact with to become a legitimate entity.

Education Standards

Based on the Common Core State Standards coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands have adopted these standards. See how the Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum helps educators meet the Common Core Standards.

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