Welcome Seventh GradersWhere do inventors get their ideas? What is an Entrepreneur?
How are these different, or is one really just extension of the other?
In this lesson we will be looking at inventions and the people who invented them. We will also be taking a look at some entrepreneurs and the business that they have started.
Preliminary activity: Begin research about entrepreneurs in the library and on your laptop. Choose the entrepreneur that most captures your attention. Next, prepare a flowchart of the person's life, portraying choices made and identify opportunity costs You should also identify examples of innovative, resourceful or creative behaviors of the entrepreneur you are researching.
Build on the lessons you have already learned illustrating the flowchart of Madam C. J. Walker's choices and opportunity costs in life.
The challenge: Research an entrepreneur or an invention from New England or African American History, then create a multimedia presentation for the class. Please follow the Research Questions/ Story Board forms below to guide your research. This must be done before beginning your iMovie. Your completed iMovie must not exceed 3 minutes in length. All sources (the credits) must be identified in your movie.
¤ You will be taking notes on each others final presentations.
The notes should include:
Warm-up Web Sites
Freebord A new invention that is an integrated spin-off of both skateboarding and snowboarding.
Click on "Watch the Ride" to see freeboarding in action.
Technology at Home See how technology has changed over time. You may need Shockwave to fully utilize this site.
Historical Inventions A comprehensive list of inventions is included here to consider for your research.
New England Inventors/ Entrepreneurs
Afircan American Inventors/ Entrepreneurs
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