Second grade students at Union Academy put their lessons on money and economics into action by creating a “Money Market Project.” Through the project students were able to apply the concepts by creating their own businesses. Students could create businesses that produced a product or provide a service. Students had to make a business plan, create advertisements, and create their items or services for sale. The 2nd graders were able to raise money from their business profits to donate $1,150.00 for the local Ronald McDonald House.
According to Cara Schaefer, “Our students learned important life skills about showing initiative (starting a business), responsibility/trustworthiness (running the business and keeping track of cash), optimism/ perseverance (not giving up when their business was slow) and compassion (donating to a worthy cause to help others).”
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