Practical Entrepreneurship A

Why This Class

As a parent, you want your child to add value to society. You also want them to find stability and happiness in their future. This class helps students identify the difference between making money and finding success.

In this course, students will learn what money is, how it works and why it should be viewed as a tool. The students will learn about how different career choices directly connect to their desired lifestyle, the amount of money specific careers generate, the hours they will work and the type of environment they will be immersed in. Lastly; the students will be fully immersed in how failure is a necessary ladder to success and should be embraced and pursued in the same way one pursues a post secondary education. Failure is to be celebrated.

Students will emerge from this course understanding what money is, how much they will need and gain a clear picture of how their career choices directly impact their future lifestyle.

Overarching Questions

Does money buy happiness? Does it define happy?

How does money flow through an economy, and what role does a small business play in this cycle?

What is passive vs active income?

How do different career choices affect my future lifestyle?

What are the pros and cons of investing time and money into trade schools, universities, and small businesses?

How should I define success?

I want to build my own business. Do I have what it takes?

How will I balance my personal and business goals?

Required Materials

Blender 2.7 or higher (free download)
Personal computer or laptop

*This course will not work on a Chromebook.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live Online

Credits: 0.5

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