BBI1O Business

Class Outline

Note: Throughout the first term this course will endeavor to integrate the foundations of information technology into its curriculum. This foundations skill-set is intended to enable students to quickly utilize and benefit from the school's computer network within all of their courses.

Note: Classes will proceed in the order indicated below. Students are responsible to check off the classes as they are completed and to always be mindful of the objectives and requirements associated with the next class. Students are expected to complete any required reading and print off any handouts for a given class BEFORE that class.

 
 

Team Managment Module

Box Lesson: 1-1
Topic: Team Management Workshop - Day 1
References: text, chapter #7; Team Management Workshop PowerPoint

Box Lesson: 1-2
Topic: Team Management Workshop - Day 2
References: text, chapter #7; Team Management Workshop PowerPoint; Article: “Should You Manage With a Carrot or a Stick?” by Lisa Jo Rudy.


UNIT #1: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship

Lesson: 1
Topic: exploring the nature and utility of business
References: text, chapter #1; student business survey

Lesson: 2
Topic: needs vs. wants; essentials vs. luxuries; Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
References: text, chapter #1; class notes

Lesson: 3
Topic: producers vs. consumers; specialization of businesses; our interdependent society
References: text, chapter #1; worksheet (survival simulation)

Lesson: 4
Note: *** QUIZ on Chapter #1 ***
Topic: introduction to forms of business organization
References: text, chapter #3

Lesson: 5
Topic: business organization continued
References: text, chapter #3; class notes

Lesson: 6
Topic: introduction to the Independent Business Simulation project
References: I.B.S. Handout; Trade Show handout; Self test

Lesson: 7
Topic: entrepreneurship - the entrepreneurial perspective
References: videos, worksheet, mastery quiz
Note: Introduce the Entrepreneurial Case Study Report

Lesson: 8
Topic: innovation, invention, and ideas
Reference: video; class note

Lesson: 9
Topic: *** Unit Test: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship ***
Reference: review sheet


Financial Life


Check Box Lesson: 8    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: The need to spend money and the risks of consuming: the need for consumer protection; forms of consumer protection: (insurance, legislation, contracts, consumer protection agencies, and consumer skills) factors influencing purchasing decisions
Homework: Consumer Self Analysis.
Reference: Text, chapter #19, pages 381 - 390


Check Box Lesson: 9    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Insurance: risk groups, calculation of premiums
Homework: Insurance Worksheet
Reference: Video: Choice, Chance, and Control; insurance worksheet


Check Box Lesson: 10    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Consumer Protection Legislation: Competition Act; Consumer Protection Act; Business Practices Acts; and the Consumer Reporting Act
Reference: Text, chapter #21


Check Box Lesson: 11    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Contracts: types of contracts; conditions of a valid contract; breach of contract
Homework: Review Questions 3, 5, 6
Reference: Text, chapter #28; pages 555 - 561


Check Box Lesson: 12    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Consumer Protection Agencies: Better Business Bureau; Consumers Association of Canada; Canadian Standards Association; Automobile Protection Agency
Reference: Text, chapter #21, pages 436 - 439


Check Box Lesson: 13    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Test - Consumerism
Reference: (See review sheet)


UNIT #2: The Economic System In Canada


Lesson: 10
Topic: economics defined; the 3 factors of production
Reference: text, all of chapter #2; plus pages 85-6

Lesson: 11
Topic: economic systems: free enterprise, centrally planned, mixed.
Reference: text, chapter #2

Lesson: 12
Topic: analyzing supply and demand for a good or service
Reference: class notes; supply/demand survey/graph

Lesson: 13
Topic: Review for Quiz; Preparation for National Bring Our Kids to Work Day - Wednesday, November 4th

Lesson: 14
Note: *** Quiz: Economic Systems ***
Topic: supply vs. demand; establishing equilibrium
Reference: Text, chapter #2; class notes; supply/demand worksheet

Lesson: 15
Topic: the economic cycle - expansion, decline, recession, recovery
Reference: text, pages. 257-8

Lesson: 16
Topic: the money supply: leakages vs. injections
Reference: Money Supply worksheet

Lesson: 17
Topic: the rate of 'inflation' (C.P.I.).
Reference: text, pgs. 252-7

Lesson: 18
Topic: the rate of 'interest'
Reference: text, page 266; news article

Lesson: 19
Topic: the rate of 'unemployment'
Reference: text, pgs. 102-3

Lesson: 20
Topic: Economics Unit Test Review
Reference: review sheet

Lesson: 21
Topic: *** Unit Test: Economics ***
Reference: review sheet

Lesson: 22
Topic: Exam Review
Reference: Term review materials

Lesson: 23
Topic: Exam Review
Reference: Term review materials

Lesson: 24
Topic: Exam Review
Reference: Term review materials

(Holiday Break)

 

 

Unit #3: Marketing

Lesson: 3-1    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Introduction to Marketing; the functions of marketing, the elements of branding
Reference: class notes; text, chapter #25

Lesson: 3    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Trade Show work period. Differential advantage, logos, slogans, and jingles.
Reference: Text, chapter #26, pages 520 - 522

Lesson: 4    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: target marketing: identifying the market, market research, determining the most effective price
Reference: Text, chapter #27

Lesson: 5    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Trade Show work period. Market research and test marketing.
Reference: Text, chapter #27

Lesson: 6    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: the science of advertising: history of advertising, psychology of advertising, technical processes involved in advertising.
Reference: Video: Selling the Dream; text, chapter #26

Lesson: 7    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: promotion media and types of advertisments
Reference: text, chapter #26

Lesson: 8    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Trade Show work period: Advertising
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 8B    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Advertising Presentations
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 8C    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Advertising Presentations Continued
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 8    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: ** Marketing Unit Review **
Reference: review sheet

Lesson: 9    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: ** Marketing Unit Test **
Reference: review sheet


Unit #4: Accounting

Lesson: 10    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: introduction to accounting: accounting defined; understanding the two fundamental questions and the two fundamental answers which establish the accounting equation
Reference: class notes

Lesson: 11    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: defining "accounts"; identifying three categories of accounts: assets, liabilities, and owner's equity
Reference: class notes

Lesson: 12    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: translating accounts into financial statements: the Income Statement
Reference: handout; text, chapter #24

Lesson: 13    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: translating accounts into financial statements: the Balance Sheet
Reference: handout; text, chapter # 23

Lesson: 14    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: class work period: Financial Projections of the Independent Business Simulation
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 15    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: class work period: Final Work Period before the Independent Business Simulation
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 16    Special Event Date: March 4, 1999
Topic:Independent Business Simulation Trade Show
Reference: Trade Show Project

Lesson: 17    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Accounting Review
Reference: text, chapter # 23 & 24

Lesson: 18    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Accounting Test
Reference: worksheet exercise; text, chapter # 23 & 24

(March Break)

 

 


The Stock Market


Lesson: 1    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: introduction to the stock market: the stock market defined; real economy vs the financial economy
Reference: handout - Black Monday


Lesson: 2    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Stock Simulation Exercise: bull markets vs bear markets


Lesson: 3    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: preferred vs common stock; stock vs bonds; dividends vs capital gains
Reference: handout - Black Monday; text, chapter #13


Lesson: 4A    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Video - Other People's Money; bear market, bull market, issues in market interference and investment morality
Reference: video question sheet


Lesson: 4B    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Video - Other People's Money; bear market, bull market, issues in market interference and investment morality
Reference: video question sheet


Lesson: 5    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: economic indicators: TSE 300, Dow Jones; Reading and interpreting stock listings
Reference: text, chapter #13, page 275


Lesson: 6    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Stock Market Unit Review
Reference: review exercise and review sheet


Lesson: 7    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: ** Stock Market TEST
Reference: review sheet


The Employment Market


Lesson: 14    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Analyzing current trends in employment: career sectors, educational requirements; advantageous skills and personal attributes
Homework: Complete a list of possible summer jobs which you might wish to apply for. Outline the probable requirements for these jobs. Investigate the actual requirements for one of these jobs


Lesson: 15    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: The job application process: resumes, cover letters, and interviews
Reference: Text, pages 352 - 353


Lesson: 16    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Class Work Period: students will rotate to workstations which will assist them in preparing their resumes and cover letters.
Reference:


Lesson: 17    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Preparing for the interview: In groups of 5, students will prepare a demonstration of an interview for an actual job within an existing business or organization


Lesson: 18    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: Employment Contracts: duties of the employer; duties of the employee
Reference: Text, chapter #28, pages 563 - 564


Lesson: 19    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: exam review
Reference: (see review sheet)


Lesson: 20    (Date Completed: _______________________)
Topic: exam review
Reference: (see review sheet)


(Exams begin Monday, June 7th)

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