This product includes: project instructions, list of companies to research, rubric for grading the project, and reflection questions. In this project students will research the concept of social responsibility and ethics as important components of a business, develop a hypothesis for why businesses must increasingly consider their impact on society when making decisions, and summarize observations; specifically, evaluate how businesses benefit from engaging in responsible business practices, including benefits to the community, the environment, the marketplace, and the business/workplace itself.
Students select a company from the list provided (all companies have made some sort of “ethical mistake” in the past). Students then work with a partner to research that company and their social responsibility initiatives. To promote personalized learning students may choose which product they would like to create: PowerPoint Presentation, Infographic, or Flow Chart. Students will present their products to the class. Reflection questions are included for students to reflect on what they learned through the presentations.
Define social responsibility.
Analyze the social responsibility actions of a corporation.
Students sitting around too much? Incorporate chat stations into your classroom. Students will analyze an ethical dilemma in the workplace and answer a prompt (provided). Students will reflect on the work of others and build on those responses. Students then rotate to the next ethical dilemma station and are provided a different prompt to answer as a group.
Included in this product:
Ethical Chat Stations Prompts PPT (Project on the board)
Business Ethics Activity Cards PDF (Print off and leave one copy at each station)
Note to teacher: Print one copy of the Business Ethics Activity Cards provided and place them throughout the room. Include at each station a piece of easel paper for students to record responses. Assign students to groups. Give students about 3 minutes at each station. After the time is up, ask students to rotate to the next station, reflect on what others have written, and answer the next prompt.
This product includes 7 ethical dilemmas covering the topics of:
-Misusing company time
This product provides two practice problems for applying the marketing mix (4 P’s). A scenario of a fictional technology company is provided for students to use to identify the 4 P’s. After allowing time for students to complete the 1st worksheet, suggested answers can be discussed as a class and are provided in the file.
Then students complete the 4 P’s of a candy company (list of companies to research provided) individually and then pair and share with a partner. Once students have had time to discuss their answers with each other, have student present to the class. This product is perfect for an Introduction to Business and Marketing or Marketing I course to introduce the concept of the marketing mix. Please note that this product does not include definitions of the 4 P’s.