Young Entrepreneurs

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This year our second graders are inquiring into the central idea, “Human made systems of trade help us obtain our needs and wants”. In past years this unit has has come dangerously close to being a thematic unit about money, capitalism, bartering, communism, etc.. This year, with the added integration of STEAM, students have come up with a grade-level economic system, done market research, and designed solutions for their clientele — other second graders. The shift has been powerful, and students are excited to be a part of their economic system. It’s exciting to think about where these students might end up…

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