Business 8: Course Outline

Business Education 8 is one of three Applied Skills electives taken in Grade 8. Students use computers to learn business communication skills (keyboarding, presentation, analysis) and business concepts (economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship). Soft skills such as personal responsibility and teamwork are also emphasized.

Curriculum: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/applied_skills/1997bused810.pdf (IRP)

Schedule: Click here to view the day-by-day schedule. The timeline may be subjected to change at the teacher’s discretion.

Student Materials: Students must bring the following to class:

  • USB Flash Drive
  • Lined paper
  • Pen, pencil, and eraser
  • Shoebox and art supplies (for selected classes)

Assignments: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products.

Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Evaluation: The term and final mark will be calculated as follows:

  • Introduction: First Impressions (5%)
  • Entrepreneurial Profiles (10%)
  • On-Going: Keyboarding (20%)
  • Term Project: KidsMall (65%)

Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 1, 2013

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