6th – 8th Grade PBL: Entrepreneurship Program

By: Ms. Kim Favor
from Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

Categories:
Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, History, Ivrit, Literature/ English, Math, Music, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
6th-8th Grades

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
Middle school

This project simulates a real world experience, in the context of an interdisciplinary approach, and helps students finance their 8th grade Israel trip. They are exposed to the basic of money management and investments and learn about different types of investment vehicles and create an investment portfolio. This entrepreneurial program builds the middle school students' critical thinking skills and advanced communication skills, while building creativity.