Young American Indian Entrepreneur Curriculum

  • Author(s) :: Jean Echternacht, Bryan J Maciewski, Dennis W Olson, Jr.

Curriculum description

A curriculum guiding American Indian high school students (grades 9-12) in exploring entrepreneurship as a viable vocation. Based on the content of summer programs for transition-age students held at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) in Minnesota, the curriculum is grounded in the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education (NCSEE) developed by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. It can be implemented as a summer program, or its activities can become components of other courses and programs such as basic business and money management courses, transition programs, and career advising programs. Its 61 lessons are organized into three modules - Module 1: Entrepreneurial Skills, Module 2: Ready Skills, and Module 3: Business Functions. Each lesson is approximately 30-60 minutes in length, and the manual includes complete lesson plans and handout masters. For schools as well as business and community organizations desiring to offer it as a summer program, the curriculum manual includes planning materials to help them organize, promote, and operate their own summer program.

Developed by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the Institute on Community Integration. For more information, visit

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