Entrepreneurship for

Upper Elementary

Getting Started

Use these free resources to start teaching the entrepreneurial mindset today.

In addition to detailed lesson plans, our Instructor Guide is a one-stop resource featuring our research-based best practices and tips for fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in the classroom and beyond. You can also use our entrepreneurial mindset and skillset document as a way to make sure you’re focusing your teaching on developing the core entrepreneurial competencies.

Entrepreneurial learning is a journey for both instructor and student alike.

Step outside your comfort zone – you’re more entrepreneurial than you think.

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Entrepreneurship for Upper Elementary

Entrepreneurial Lessons for Grades 3 – 5

Elementary Grades 3-5: Creativity A: Play

Encourage students to learn about play as a tool for creativity, idea generation, and innovation.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Creativity B: Observation

Encourage students to observe and practice the techniques entrepreneurs use.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Intro to Entrepreneurship A

Give students an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an entrepreneur and actively learn.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Intro to Entrepreneurship B

Encourage students to learn more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Idea Generation A

Explore a range of methods that will help students generate new ideas.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Idea Generation B

Deepen students' understanding of idea generation as something that can be learned and practiced to develop solutions.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Design Thinking & Prototyping A

Show students how they can observe a problem, empathize with someone’s needs, and prototype a solution.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Design Thinking & Prototyping B

Help your students explore the process of designing a prototype, receiving feedback, and improving their design.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Market Research A

Teach students how to identify target markets and perform their own market research.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Market Research B

Guide students in conducting their own market research with a focus group and survey.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Business Models A

Students develop an understanding of business models and analyzing/applying those models.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Business Models B

Explore how business models make it possible for entrepreneurs to make money.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Pitching A

Introduce students to two of the most important background pieces to pitching: public speaking and persuasion.

Elementary Grades 3-5: Pitching B

Learn elements of persuasive and public speaking. Students can create their own pitch videos.

Ways to Teach

Our mission is to make entrepreneurial learning accessible.

ways to teach lower elementary curriculum

That’s why we create lessons that can be implemented in many different ways adapted to your students’ needs!

People of all backgrounds can facilitate a VentureLab program and many of our facilitators don’t have experience teaching entrepreneurship. To get started, all you need is a space to accommodate students and internet to access our ebooks (or printed copies of our lessons).

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We empower instructors with the resources needed to introduce youth to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and the key mindsets of entrepreneurial thinking. But above all, we focus on creating fun, interactive and hands-on learning resources that foster an entrepreneurial mindset that students will use in and out of school, and for a lifetime.

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