Entrepreneurial Toolkit Units

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Unit 1 » Finding Your Bright Idea

Canadian Curriculum

Grade Subject Skill Overall Expectations Curriculum link
6-8 Language Oral Communication
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations.
  • Writing
  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;
  • 9-10 Business Studies Oral Communication
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • Explain the importance of invention and innovation to venture creation;
  • Analyse various methods of generating ideas and identifying opportunities to satisfy needs and wants;
  • 11-12 Business Studies Oral Communications
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • Explain the importance of invention and innovation to venture creation;
  • Analyse various methods of generating ideas and identifying opportunities to satisfy needs and wants;
  • US Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Expectations Curriculum link
    6 English Language Arts Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 6.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • 7 English Language Arts Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 7.2 - Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • SL. 7.1 - Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed
  • 8 English Language Arts Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 8.3 - Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
  • SL. 8.3 - Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • 9-10 English Language Arts Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 9-10.1.B - Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.
  • SL. 9-10.1.C - Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
  • Unit 2 » Idea Development

    Canadian Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Overall Expectations Curriculum link
    6-8 Language Writing
  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
  • Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;
  • Oral Communication
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • 9-10 Business Studies Oral Communication
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Analyze the importance of invention and innovation in entrepreneurship.
  • 11-12 Language Oral Communication
  • Explain the importance of invention and innovation to venture creation;
  • Analyse various methods of generating ideas and identifying opportunities to satisfy needs and wants;
  • Generate ideas that match their selected entrepreneurial opportunity and assess the idea that is most appropriate for a new venture;
  • Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
  • US Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Expectations Curriculum link
    6 English Language Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 6.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SL. 6.1.D - Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
  • 7 English Language Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 7.1.C - Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed
  • SL. 7.2 - Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • 8 English Language Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 8.2 - Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
  • 9-10 English Language Speaking & Listening
  • SL. 9-10.1.C - Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
  • 11-12 English Language Speaking & Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration
  • SL. 11-12.6 - Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
  • SL. 11.12.1.B - Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed
  • SL. 11.12.1.C - Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
  • SL. 11-12.1.D - Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.
  • SL. 11-12.2 - Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data
  • SL. 11-12.3 - Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • Unit 3 » Customer Research & Discovery

    Canadian Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Overall Expectations Curriculum link
    6-8 Math Data Management and Probability
  • Collect and organize discrete or continuous primary data and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs, including continuous line graphs
  • Collect and organize categorical, discrete, or continuous primary data and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs, including relative frequency tables and circle graphs
  • Make and evaluate convincing arguments, based on the analysis of data
  • Collect and organize categorical, discrete, or continuous primary data and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs, including frequency tables with intervals, histograms, and scatter plots;
  • Apply a variety of data management tools and strategies to make convincing arguments about data;
  • Read, describe, and interpret data, and explain relationships between sets of data
  • 9-10 Math Linear Relations
  • Using Data Management to Investigate Relationships
  • 11-12 Math Data Management
  • Collect, analyse, and summarize two-variable data using a variety of tools and strategies, and interpret and draw conclusions from the data
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of data management used by the media and the advertising industry and in various occupations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of discrete probability distributions, represent them numerically, graphically
  • Demonstrate an understanding of continuous probability distributions, make connections to discrete probability distributions, determine standard deviations, describe key features of the normal distribution, and solve related problems from a variety of applications.
  • Analyse, interpret, and draw conclusions from one-variable data using numerical and graphical summaries;
  • Analyse, interpret, and draw conclusions from two-variable data using numerical, graphical, and algebraic summaries;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the applications of data management used by the media and the advertising industry and in various occupations
  • Solve problems involving one-variable data by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and evaluating data;
  • US Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Expectations Curriculum link
    6 Math Statistics & Probability
  • SP. A-2 - Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
  • SP. B.4 - Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
  • SP. B.5.A - Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by reporting the number of observations.
  • SP. B.5.B - Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
  • 7 Math Statistics & Probability
  • SP.A.1 - Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
  • 8 Math Statistics & Probability
  • Overall - Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.
  • 9-12 Math Statistics & Probability » Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data
  • ID.A.1 - Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots).
  • ID.A.2 - Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center (median, mean) and spread (interquartile range, standard deviation) of two or more different data sets.
  • IS.B.6 - Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
  • Unit 4 » Branding

    Canadian Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Overall Expectations Curriculum link
    6-8 Language Media Literacy
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
  • Oral Communication
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations
  • Writing
  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
  • 9-12 Language Media Studies
  • Create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
  • Oral Communication
  • Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
  • Reflect on and identify their strengths as listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful in oral communication situations
  • Writing
  • Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
  • US Curriculum

    Grade Subject Skill Expectations Curriculum link
    6 English Language Speaking & Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Sl.6.6 - Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate
  • 7 English Language Speaking & Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • SL. 7.4 - Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • English Language Writing - Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Overall - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • W. 6.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
  • English Langauge Writing - Text Types and Purposes
  • W. 6.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content
  • 9-10 English Language Speaking & Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Overall - Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • Writing - Text Types and Purposes
  • W. 9-10.1 - Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • W. 9-10.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Speaking & Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Overall - Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • 11-12 English Language Speaking & Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration
  • SL. 11-12.4 - Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
  • SL. 11-12.5 - Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.