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Business Education | Lesson Plans

The 5 Best Middle School Business Education Lesson Plans

By: Chris Zook
August 23rd, 2018

There’s no better time in a child’s life to learn about business than middle school. Business education lesson plans are a key part of introducing students to real-world concepts that they may have missed otherwise.

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

How to Teach Digital Marketing to High School Students

By: Ken Richard
June 28th, 2018

Digital marketing is one of today’s hottest topics in business education. It’s also been one of the most in-demand job opportunities of the past few years — and it’s projected to keep growing! But what is digital marketing? And how do you teach it to students who have grown up with technology? There’s no easy answer — but there are some good guidelines to effectively teach digital marketing. Whether you want to teach a quick lesson or a whole class on the subject, you can teach digital marketing with these five steps!

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Business Education | High School | Marketing

REVIEW: CTE Online's High School Marketing Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
May 24th, 2018

High school business educators often struggle with finding materials to teach marketing courses that aren’t related to sports or entertainment.

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Business Education | Business&ITCenter21 | GMetrix

GMetrix vs. Business&ITCenter21: Which Digital Business Education Solution Works for You?

By: Chris Zook
November 30th, 2017

GMetrix and Business&ITCenter21 are two of the world’s most innovative business education solutions. But which one is right for you? The best way to decide is to look at both options side by side.

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Business Education | High School

5 Awesome International Business Lesson Plans for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
November 21st, 2017

If you’re like most high school business education teachers, you’ve probably spent some time searching for international business lesson plans. We know you are tired of using the same old lessons from your decades-old textbook. With how much the business world and international relations have changed that textbook is probably obsolete! You want relevant, engaging, and current lessons to help your students understand international business. These five resources are the best places to find lesson plans and activities to teach international business:

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Accounting | Business Education | High School | Middle School

9 Accounting Lesson Plans for Middle School, High School, and Business Ed

By: Sarah Layton
June 8th, 2017

Are you in need of some fresh accounting lesson plans for middle or high school? I'll be the first to admit that accounting is not my favorite subject. And I'm sure that's true for a lot of your students, too. But the fact of the matter is...it's gotta be done! Not only is it in your state standards and in NBEA standards, it's really important information for your students to understand.

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