Starter For Ten Enterprise Project. Lesson Seven - Choosing a Charity
This is the seventh lesson in a series of fourteen which make up the Starter For Ten project. Starter For Ten is a whole term, cross-curricular project for upper primary classes. A series of lessons provide the class with the knowledge and skills they need to start their own businesses in small groups. Groups are loaned £10 to start their business with the businesses running for four weeks after around six weeks learning and preparation.

Starter For Ten provides a highly motivating, real world context for learning with pupils taking full responsibility for their businesses. The pupils are also responsible for making key decisions including what to spend any profit on and whether to act as philanthropists and opt to donate a proportion of their income to charity.

The full project covers a number of curriculum areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education, social studies and technologies. All lessons are fully linked to the Scottish Curriculum For Excellence.

Each of the fourteen lessons includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation and any worksheets or other resources required. Lesson plans include learning objectives, suggestions for differentiation, a starter activity, a main lesson, a plenary activity, suggestions for further development, opportunities for display, and relevant second level Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes.

NOTE: This lesson can be skipped if the class voted not to contribute a percentage of any profits to charity in lesson 3.
In this lesson the children think about issues which concern them and research charities which take action on these issues. After research on the internet the children present their chosen charity to the class. A confidential vote is then taken to choose the charity which the class will donate to.

I can contribute my views and opinions to a whole class decision.
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Created: Nov 27, 2017

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