These lessons aim to help students to understand all about business and the world of work.
Starting with some of the major inventions, students study some of the core principles of business development.
These key stage 4 teaching resources include individual and class activities, as well as information sheets and plenary exercises.
Students use online research to match inventors with their inventions in this lesson about innovation.
Real life investors are used in a case study to help students understand why people make investment decisions.
Help students understand the importance of being able to work effectively as part of a team, and the nature of effective teamworking.
Develops problem solving skills as real business problems are presented to the students. Excellent team work resource.
In this series of lessons, students begin to understand what it takes to set and run a business. We take some of the founding principles and explore them using some well known examples.
In the first activity, students think about some familiar examples of innovation and how they have affected our lives. They must also research some brands and products to find out more about their inventors.
In groups, students look at specific sources of funding for business and look at the advantages and disadvantages of these and other forms of investment.
Again, working in small groups, pupils are given a scenario which could affect a business. Working together, they must come up with a solution that they all agree with.
The groups must now put together a presentation which will teach the rest of the class and the teacher about an aspect of teamwork.
These how businesses work lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Employability - Exploring Business and Enterprise from ASDAN. These lessons are also suitable for use with Preparing for Employment from City & Guilds.