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Florida’s Economic Entrepreneurs: Grade 4



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  • 1. Florida’s Economic Entrepreneurs CSI-R Model for Vocabulary Heather Gullstrand
  • 2. Content Vocabulary & Benchmark Content Vocabulary • business • economy, economics • entrepreneur • product • profit Benchmark for 4th Grade Beginning Economics SS.4.E.1.1 Identify entrepreneurs from various social and ethnic backgrounds who have influenced Florida and local economy.
  • 3. Common Core Standards
  • 4. Investigate! Text 1: Fiction
  • 5. Vision of Beauty by Kathryn Lasky Illustrator: Nneka Bennett Published: 2000 Grade Level: 3-7 Accelerated Reader Level/Points: 1.0 Lexile Measure: 870 Publisher: Candlewick Sarah Breedlove Madam Walker was a successful, African-American entrepreneur. Born in 1867, she rose from bleak poverty in the south to develop a large company that provided beauty products for women especially black women. Madam Walker had a dream and made it a reality in her own life and the lives of others.
  • 6. Comprehension Questions What training and skills did Sarah's family provide to help her become a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur? Since Sarah was from a very poor family that had little opportunity, and because she was orphaned early in her life, she had no formal training or schooling that her family could provide. However, her family provided her with the example of hard work and evidently gave her a faith in God, which sustained her later in life Was Madam Walker assured of success when she started her business? No. No entrepreneur knows if he or she will succeed. There is always the risk of failure. She didn't know if customers would purchase her products at a high enough price to make a profit. How do we know that her business was a success? The business made very high profits. It was obvious that consumers liked her products and were willing to pay good prices for them.
  • 7. Investigate! Text 2: Informational
  • 8. Comprehension Questions What is the economy? Banks, bailouts, debt, the housing market, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are in the news everyday. These are all pieces of what we call the economy, and making sense of it can sometimes be confusing. Who were some of Florida’s early entrepreneurs? While Florida’s state nickname is the Sunshine State, the famous entrepreneurs from Florida listed here, all made their state proud. From a famous cookie man to a circus clown to a public relations guru, these three Floridians did indeed help put Florida on the map, all with help from a New Yorker!
  • 9. Report and Represent! Show what you know!
  • 10. Students will create a newspaper with articles about the Florida entrepreneurs that they have learned about.
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