What is Marketplace?
Marketplace is an interdisciplinary economy unit for all students in grades 6th-8th. Students have the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship, economics, and citizenship concepts through project based learning. The unit culminates with an authentic Marketplace event where students sell a product or service to the community.
Students take on the following roles:
8th graders serve as CEO of their own company. They decide on the company name, product/service, and prepare an informative and persuasive speech for the 6th and 7th graders.
7th graders serve as General Manager of Marketing for the company that hires them. Prior to being hired, they develop a cover letter, prepare a resume and interview for their position with the 8th grade CEO.
6th graders serve as the Manager of Operations. Prior to being hired, they practice writing cover letters and prepare resumes.