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Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset - Using Census Data for Business

Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset - Using Census Data for Business

Activity Description

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Students will use the Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition data access tool to gather and analyze information that entrepreneurs may consider when opening a business. This introductory activity assumes that students have limited experience using data access tools.

Suggested Grade Level

9-10

Approximate Time Required

90 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to explore and understand how to use data access tools — such as the Census Business Builder — to gather information.
  • Students will be able to use census data to support their ideas and answers.

Materials Required

The student version of this activity, 4 pages

Teacher computer with Internet access and a projector to display web sites
A computer with Internet access for each student is optional.

This activity uses the following online tool:

For more information about the Census Business Builder and similar resources, read “Teachers’ Guide to Data Access Tools for Students.

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Evaluating
Blooms Taxonomy

Students will evaluate data to support a position.

Subject

High School History

Topics

  • Data collection
  • Entrepreneurship

Skills Taught

  • Comparing data
  • Using online databases to find information
  • Understanding how data are used

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