Social Entrepreneurship: An Introduction

Grades: 
11, 12
Subjects: 

To introduce students to a definition of social entrepreneurship and examples of social entrepreneurs in America.

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Duration 
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Objectives 

Students will:

  • Define “social entrepreneur”
  • Discuss the role of the social entrepreneur in the for-profit sector
  • Name companies that were started by social entrepreneurs

 

Materials 

Michael Porter TED Talk, “Why business can be good at solving social problems” (June 2013). [https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_porter_the_case_for_letting_business_solve_social_problems?language=en]

Teacher created Social Entrepreneurship PowerPoint.

Instructions

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  1. Watch Michael Porter TED Talk. 

  2. Provide overview and background on “social entrepreneurship” with a short presentation. 

  3. Follow with class discussion.

Assessment 

Participation in class discussion.