During our study of the inventions of the Industrial Revolution, 8th grade students will demonstrate their knowledge of their chosen invention and economics terminology by participating in the Industrial Revolution: Shark Tank project. This project was inspired by the ABC television show Shark Tank. This series features aspiring entrepreneurs pitching original business presentations to a panel of investors or “sharks” that choose whether or not to invest in the presented product or company. After choosing an invention from the Industrial Revolution, students will research their products to create a sales pitch that incorporates sales projections, current sales, equity, investment, etc. Thanks to the St. Giles Staff members that volunteered the time to become sharks on this year’s episode!
Shark Tank Presentations will take place on Monday 11/25 & Tuesday 11/26. In consideration of tech week, this group project will be completed during social studies class time.