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It's Your Business

Collaborative Business Simulations to Develop Career Readiness Skills

We believe that a solid understanding of business principles and practices is essential for students to succeed in the modern world. Our program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders.

We use real-world business and economic simulations to teach students how to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom. These simulations provide students with a realistic and engaging way to learn about business and economics, allowing them to practice decision-making and critical thinking in a safe and supportive environment.

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It's Your Business Labs

We use highly interactive economic ActiveLearningSheets, team-based collaborative labs, and challenges to teach business and economic concepts. These interactive activities allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom in a fun and engaging way. By working in teams and collaborating with their classmates, students develop communication and teamwork skills that are essential for success in the business world.

Here are the list of ActiveLearningSheet and ActiveLearningLabs we use to teach economics and business.

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Grade: 8-12
$9.99 /Classroom

Cookies Inc. - Recipe Ratios

Students will use Grandma's cookie recipe to start a new business. Use the concept of ratios, fractions & percentages to run the business for 3 months

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Grade: 8-12
$9.99 /Classroom

Restaurant Rescue

Students will make investment decisions to rescue a restaurant that is running in losses. They will decide the amount to spend on new hires, worker training, and advertisement.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

Fiscal Feast: Restaurant Accounting

Students will act as the junior accountant of the restaurant chain Flavor Frenzy. Their task is to analyze the income statement of the three locations of the restaurant. Then they will aggregate the calculations, find the taxable income, and calculate the total corporate tax to be paid.

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Grade: 8-12
$10.00 /Classroom

Snack Stand

Students will run a virtual Snack Stand for an event in the school. They will make purchase & sales plans with a target profit of $150.00 after the end of the event.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

The Right Price Challenge

Students will understand and use the relationship between price and demand to set the price of Brownies in a store and make the store profitable.

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Grade: 8-12
$2.00 /Classroom

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Students will work individually to categorize different needs into the appropriate levels of Maslow's Hierarchy. They will understand how different factors, such as money, and time can impact the needs.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

Santa's Workshop

Students will calculate the material required for providing gifts for 25 children, and then learn and use spreadsheet functions to calculate for 1000 children.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

Christmas Closeout Sale: Crafting Festive Profits

Students will delve into the fundamental concepts of pricing and the pivotal role demand curves play in shaping effective pricing strategies. The task for students is to adjust the price of six products for the Christmas closeout sale.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

Black Friday Retail Challenge- The Corner Store

Students will utilize the Demand-Profit curve to identify the optimal discounted price for six flagship products in their store, aiming to achieve a minimum additional profit of $1000.

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Grade: 8-12
$29.99 /Classroom

Snack Stand - Paired Learning

Student pairs will run a virtual Snack Stand for an event in the school. Teams will make purchase & sales plans, and the team with maximum profit wins

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Grade: 8-12
$9.99 /Classroom

Cookies Inc. : Recipe Ratios - Paired Learning

Students will use Grandma's cookie recipe to start a new business. Use the concept of ratios, fractions & percentages to run the business for 3 months

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Grade: 8-12
$600.00

The Real World Ready Business Bundle

As the end of the school year approaches, it's time to wrap up on a high note! Career Solutions Publishing has partnered with Active Learning Labs to introduce our end-of-year culminating activities designed to not only reinforce content but also apply it to real-world scenarios, ensuring that your students leave with a deeper understanding and practical skills.

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Grade: 8-12
$5.00 /Classroom

Econ 101- Bronze Age Civilizations

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Grade: 8-12
$10.00 /Classroom

Workplace Ethics: What’s the Big Deal?

Emily, one of the It’s for Real core group of friends, is an employee of a pizza shop. Her friends order a pizza, then ask her not to charge them because her boss is away and will never know. She rejects their request, but some of her friends have trouble understanding why.

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Grade: 8-12
$10.00 /Classroom

Financing Your Business

Students will explore the concept of financing a business through loans, the benefits of compound growth, and how the initial investment amount and growth rate can affect their profits. By the end of this activity, students will have a better understanding of how to finance a business and the factors to consider when taking out a loan.

Transactions To Journal Entries: Sunny Snacks

In this activity, students will learn to record financial transactions in a journal for Alex's business, "Sunny Snacks." They will practice identifying, classifying, and documenting entries accurately.
  • Accounting
  • 8,9,10  Auto-Graded   
  • $5.00/Classroom

    The Right Price

    Students will explore how raising the price of an item will (usually) results in a lower number of sales (Demand). They will use a graph of this relationship to find the price that results in maximum profit.
    • Business,Economics,CTE,FCS
  • 6,7,8,9,10  Auto-Graded   
  • $2.99/Classroom

    Needs & Wants

    Students will distinguish between needs and wants in today's modern society. Students will be challenged to manage their money and time to satisfy their needs and wants on a limited budget.
    • Business,Economics,CTE,FCS
  • 6,7,8,9,10  Auto-Graded   
  • Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs

    Students will categorize different needs into the appropriate levels of Maslow's Hierarchy. They will experiment with different factors such as money and time to see the resulting impact.
    • Numbers & Operations,Biology,Business,Economics,CTE,FCS
  • 6,7,8,9,10  Auto-Graded