Business Management: International Business lesson
This lesson requires students to research a country of their choosing and present the finding to class. The goal is to inform the class of expected business etiquette of another country.
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Cassandra Weddel (Teacher (K-12))
What a great idea! I love the idea of students creating a fictious business. I think it is very important for our students to understand what goes into having, running and establishing a profitable business.
It had a variety of forums to relay the content. It was organized, clear and proivded immediate feedback to the students. I thought you did a great job providing multiple medias of representation and engagment. I think that students would learn a great deal about business from this assignment. It is set up to encourage effort and persistence.
Thank you for sharing this lesson.
Kyle Whymer (Teacher (K-12))
I like the problem or need addressed in this lesson plan. It is important for students to be more culturally informed. I also like how the lesson has the students create something using real world examples. The lesson also incorporates many choices for students and includes UDL principles like, closed captioning, text-to-speech, and foreign language translation. Finally, I thought it also provided some cool instructional design in allowing students to collaborate and share using UniServity.
It seems like you have everything covered. Perhaps you may want to include more options for the students to demonstrate their understanding such as other presentation tools and podcasts.
Derek Osborne (Teacher (K-12))
This is a great project! You have covered all of the bases. It is in line with all of the UDL principals we learned about. Any student that has a need for learning will find a tool to help them learn the content. I like the way the students are simulating the business situation. They have to present it to the class as if they were the head of the company and they were advising their workers. The use of technology is appropriate for the assignment as the students have to research and create a presentation using technology.
One thing that could help the students is to have the students do a role play for the actual interaction of the buisnesses. After learning about the culture through the presentation, a role play of an interaction would provide the students with a helpful insight to how a business meeting with another country might play out.