Standards in Economics

Below are the National Standards in Economics that most closely relate to the following lesson.


Spotlighting Entrepreneurs: A Technology "iCon" ~

Grades: 3-5


Name: Entrepreneurship

Standard: 14

Grades: 4-12

  • Students will understand that: Entrepreneurs take on the calculated risk of starting new businesses, either by embarking on new ventures similar to existing ones or by introducing new innovations. Entrepreneurial innovation is an important source of economic growth.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify the risks and potential returns to entrepreneurship, as well as the skills necessary to engage in it. Understand the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation to economic growth, and how public policies affect incentives for and, consequently, the success of entrepreneurship in the United States.