The High School Food Court
This popular unit is useful for introducing the problem-solving process used in the five Essential PBE units, while teaching some fundamentals about business economics. In the role of student council members at a high school, students are asked by the principal to make a recommendation to the school board about which restaurants should be chosen for the new food court on campus. The students analyze data on which restaurants would bring in the most revenue, given demand for their products, but must balance this with meeting the needs of various groups within the student body and the politics of the school board.
The High School Food Court is now available for purchase from Social Studies School Services.