Creating a Social Enterprise - Planning Your Social Enterprise

Creating a Social Enterprise - Planning Your Social Enterprise

Lesson 5 of 5 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Work Studies
  • Skills for Learning and Work
  • Economic
  • Enterprise Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will share ideas for their social enterprise before completing a SWOT analysis of each idea. Once the students have settled on their social enterprise idea, they will create a business plan and begin their social enterprise journey in earnest!

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • generate ideas for their social enterprise
  • perform SWOT analyses of their enterprise ideas
  • create a business plan for their social enterprise.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • complete a SWOT analysis as a tool for assessing the overall strength of an enterprise idea
  • complete a business plan.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

This unit of lessons is intended to focus on many of the General Capabilities of the curriculum. There are many elements of the curriculum that can be overlaid into these lessons with minor modifications on the part of the teacher. For a full breakdown of the General Capabilities used and the curriculum links that can be drawn into each lesson, click here.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Creating a Social Enterprise.

Time required: 75+ mins. See Teacher Content Information in the lesson for more information.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.

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This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • communication
  • empathy
  • social skills
  • collaboration

Additional info

Cool would like to thank Social Enterprise Academy for supporting the development of these lessons.

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