Wis. school borrows from TV for social studies unit on economics

03/14/2013 | WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, Wis.)

On the TV show "Shark Tank," budding entrepreneurs pitch product ideas to a panel of potential investors, and that concept seemed to be an educational way to teach students at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire, Wis., about business and entrepreneurship. "Within our social studies curriculum we teach an economics unit and our curriculum is designed to give kids an introduction to entrepreneurship and building a business and partnered with Junior Achievement," said Jennifer Birkholz, seventh-grade social studies teacher. In the Delong version of "Shark Tank," students presented ideas for a kids' club and answered questions from a panel of "sharks" about all the project's details.

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