Doing Business in Birmingham

Gold level

Published on 7/5/2012

Learning objectives

  • Students will learn about sustainable practices and how to be effective agents of change within their community
  • Students will learn how technology tools can enable them to make authentic connections beyond the classroom
  • Students will learn to synthesize their learning and generate creative solutions to real world problems
Created for

Ages 11 - 13

Subject

Citizenship

Digital/Media Literacy

Environment

Language arts and literacy

Social Studies

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Featured tools
Bing™ Maps
Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft Word
Photosynth
Windows 7

Microsoft Clip...

Publisher

Outlook

Mobitags

Required hardware

PC

Tablet

Phone

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Personalized learning

Direct instruction

Independent study

Learning activity details

Doing Business in Birmingham is a Sciracy project. Sciracy aims to promote scientific literacy, or the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity. Students learn to ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences, and to describe, explain, and articulate their thoughts about the world around them. We want students to synthesize their learning and challenge them to generate creative solutions to real world problems. After learning about sustainability in business, our students took to the streets of downtown Birmingham to assess the sustainability of businesses in their local community. Armed with informational flyers and brochures they had created, our students visited over ninety establishments to interview and educate local business owners.

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