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Entrepreneurship—Working for Yourself

Students are asked to volunteer for a potentially embarrassing task (which they ultimately do not have to perform) in return for a reward, which demonstrates a characteristic of entrepreneurs. They then take a personal assessment to discover other important characteristics of entrepreneurs and determine how entrepreneurial they are based on these characteristics.

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The Making Personal Finance Decisions curriculum teaches valuable personal finance lessons grounded in economic theory. The curriculum is divided into 10 themed units, with each unit containing two lessons. The twenty individual lessons employ a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage students in the learning process and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed personal finance decisions. Entrepreneurship—Working for Yourself is lesson 3B of Unit Three: Earning Income.

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Personal Finance
Resource Types:   Lessons, PowerPoint
Concepts:   Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Income, Opportunity Cost, Risk, Sources of Income