Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business with 25 Projects
Mapping and Navigation
Explore the History and Science of Finding Your Way with 25 Projects
How did we get from 20-foot-long maps to GPS devices small enough to fit in the palm of our hands? How does GPS work and what can it tell us? How do ancient mapmaking techniques used by the Romans and Greeks influence the satellite technologies we use today? The history of mapmaking is full of$7.45 - $10.45
How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment
Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it$8.45 - $11.45
Explorers of the New World
Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects
Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9–12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and$15.95 - $21.95
Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects
Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, is a fun-filled review of the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The activities, combined with an attractive layout, engage learners on a journey along the Inca Trail including the city of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, built on a jagged ridge thousands$7.45 - $10.45
"This book's intent is to not only inspire young business-minded readers to think about future career options but to compel them to make themselves into entrepreneurs now . . . Funny comic strips, charts, and caricatures illustrate sometimes complex business concepts in an age-appropriate manner . . . a great tool kit for young readers who want to practice the skills required for success in business."
"Excellent book for children ten years of age and older on how to create a small business. Illustration help explain the various elements of the process plus there are fun facts and vocabulary. Hands on activities are good too. Worth buying."
Jennifer Schulze, MSEd, Reading Specialist Instructor, Western Oregon University
"Kahan packs a ton of great information into a supportive format that takes readers from the background of business and entrepreneurship to creating, managing, selling, and looking to the future of their own businesses. The text is easy to read and understand, and contains wonderfully rich vocabulary."
Old Schoolhouse Magazine
“Entrepreneurship is a great resource for business-minded kiddos who are interested in starting a business of their own—from walking dogs to selling handmade items and more.”
Amy Lyon, EdD, fifth grade teacher
"Success has everything to do with perceiving 'failures' as opportunities for growth. Students will benefit from this idea and plenty more from this child-centered book while they identify their own passions to drive their business objectives."
Kristen Goulet, fifth grade teacher
"This book for kids is full of historical references and facts and creative, fun ideas. It will entice any kid! Provides a great platform for teaching time management and long-term goal setting."
Marla Conn, educational consultant
"I LOVE the life lessons and strategies presented in Entrepreneurship. This title gets kids ready for college and career. It says, 'What do you want to be when you grow up? Now read, think, apply, write, and do something about it!'"
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Detailed Book Description
From the early days of traders and trappers to today's global online marketplace, business is the glue that holds our world together. In Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business, children learn what it takes to transform a great idea into a workable business plan and their own new business. Through hands-on activities, art and history meet economics and math while young readers gain a solid understanding of how a business works.
As young readers learn the history behind modern business, how business is conducted, and basic marketing strategies, they use familiar resources to develop a business idea of their own, create a presentation for potential investors, and utilize basic cost and price analysis worksheets. The skills they learn by writing a business plan, creating a prototype of an item to sell, designing packaging, and finding ways to advertise their products translate into language, math, and problem-solving skills that are relevant across all subjects. Cartoon illustrations, fun facts, and interviews with successful entrepreneurs make Entrepreneurship entertaining and informative.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Entrepreneurs and Business
Making a Plan
Customers and Competition
Marketing and Communication
Managing the Money
Where the Future Begins