Mini-Units Projects

Alternatives to 4-Year Colleges | What's Your Plan After High School?

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will be able to:

  • Choose a path to pursue after high school besides attending college.
  • Set a goal for where they want to be on this path one year after graduating from high school.
  • Create a timeline that identifies steps they need to take and by when.
  • Reflect on how they will stay on track should unexpected events occur. 

Buying a Used Car

 In this Common Core-aligned project, students will be able to:

  • Identify their budget for a used car based on different scenarios.
  • Search for different cars.
  • Compare their qualities to find the best matches.

Entrepreneurship | Can I Be An Entrepreneur If I Don’t Own My Own Business?

In this project, students will be able to:

  • Debate whether a person can be considered an entrepreneur if they do not own their own business.

Entrepreneurship | Pitch Your Business Idea

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will be able to:

  • Create a business presentation, advertisement, and elevator pitch.
  • Present their work to their classmates.

Ethics | Ethical or Not?

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will be able to:

  • Examine an ethical dilemma
  • Conduct research to increase their knowledge of the issue
  • Provide reasoning to support their selected viewpoint 

Philanthropy | Let’s Have a Philanthropy Meet Up!

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will be able to:

  • Learn about some of the main causes philanthropists support, and who some key philanthropic organizations are around the world.