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Market Day!!

Market Day

Preparing Students With 21st Century Skills

Recently Marshall’s 6th grade students have been learning about fundamental economics through their Language Arts Curriculum. Our 6th grade scholars have developed an understanding as to how supply and demand affects any type of market. Students discussed key components of starting a business including having a business plan, advertising strategies, and pricing.  As a culminating activity, 6th grade students hosted a Market Day!  The 6th grade scholars became entrepreneurs as they were presented with the challenge of creating a good or service to sell to the 5th graders (using Marshall Money). Students analyzed which goods/services were most popular and in high demand as well as those services who made more of a profit than others. A fun time was had by all.  We may have some future business owners among us!