You are actually going to create a product. Maybe you've decided to make pies or clothing. Whatever you've chosen, it is time to actually make it.
First, you'll need to make a list of materials needed for production.
Second, keep track of how long it takes you to make the product. If you were to start a business, you'd need to pay employees to make this product by the hour.
Once you've created your product, submit the following journal to your teacher:
- a description of your product
- what you used to make it
- how you made it
- how long it took to make
- how you would sell it (use the business planning worksheet)
- Upload a picture of your product.
You can probably describe the product in a paragraph or two. Once you've completed that part of the journal, write a couple of paragraphs responding to the following questions:
- During ancient times, people didn't buy the goods they needed. They traded one good for another. If you were not going to sell your product but were going to trade it for something you needed or wanted, what would you trade it for? Is your product a need or a want?
- Trade on the Silk Road allowed for economic interdependence in Asia. How would trading your product create a situation of economic interdependence for you? Refer to page 8 of this lesson.
- What do you think would happen to your product if producing that same product was all you did all day, every day?
Use the journal rubric to make sure you're on the right track.
Click here to download the journal rubric.