10th Grade Should You Become An Entrepreneur? Lesson Plan (Business)

Topic:Should you become an Entrepreneur?

Topic: Should you become an Entrepreneur?

Objectives & Outcomes

  • To explore the characteristics and traits of an entrepreneur, and whether they are suited to your personality and lifestyle
  • To consider the various benefits and risks of becoming an entrepreneur, and whether they outweigh the benefits


  • Handout on characteristics of entrepreneurs
  • Examples of benefits and risks of entrepreneurship
  • Pen and paper for note-taking


  • Ask the students if they know what an entrepreneur is and what their main role is in business. Allow a few students to answer and discuss their responses.
  • Ask the students if they have any family or friends who are entrepreneurs and what their experiences are. Allow a few students to share their experiences.

Direct Instruction

  • Define entrepreneurship and explain what it means to be an entrepreneur.
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of being an entrepreneur, including risks, uncertainty, and the need to be creative and have a willingness to take chances.
  • Explain the different types of businesses that entrepreneurs can start, including small businesses and startups.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs to research and prepare a short presentation on a real-life entrepreneur that they have chosen.
  • During class time, have each pair present their entrepreneur and their ideas for why they think the person is a successful entrepreneur.
  • Have students provide examples of the benefits and challenges that the entrepreneur experiences, and discuss how these may relate to their own aspirations to become an entrepreneur.
  • Ask students to consider the factors that led to the success of the entrepreneur's business and how they might apply these to their own aspirations to become an entrepreneur.
  • Encourage students to ask questions during the presentation to further discuss and understand the complexities of entrepreneurship.

Independent Practice

  • Assign a project for students to work on independently, either as a research paper or a presentation.
  • Ask students to research and present on a specific aspect of entrepreneurship, such as the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, or the steps for starting a business.
  • Encourage students to use the examples and discussion from the class activities to guide their research and presentation.


  • Review the main points of the class, highlighting the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and the steps for starting a business.
  • Ask students to share their thoughts on whether they think they would make a good entrepreneur, and why or why not.
  • Remind students that they now have the knowledge and tools to become entrepreneurs themselves if they so choose.


  • Evaluate students' presentations and business plans for their understanding of the characteristics and steps of starting a successful business.
  • Use class discussion and participation in group activities as a form of assessment to evaluate students' understanding of the topic.

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