Businesses in boxes

WHAT:  5th grade entrepreneurs develop a product, enter the Shark Tank to pitch an idea, garner “funding,” build and run a small business during Box City project

WHY:  Integrating and reinforcing cross-curricular skills; tapping into creativity; encouraging student agency; introducing financial literacy and business development  skills; applying mathematical knowledge; practicing the art of persuasion, negotiation and decision-making; simulating real world experience to strengthen understanding