Item Number: INT-RESTAURATEUR
Technology Integration: Business Studies, Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts
Technology Skill: Graphics, Spreadsheet, Word Processing
Program: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Drawings, Office Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online
ENTREPRENEURSHIP LESSON PLANS: Create a blended learning environment. Teach essential computer, curriculum, and life skills such as problem solving, communicating, creative thinking, making connections, and self-directed learning. As students survey, plan, propose, design, and analyze earnings of a new restaurant concept in this technology project, they develop a diverse variety of vital skills.
REAL WORLD CONTENT: Project-based instruction engages students and promotes learning by posing meaningful, relevant problems. In this simulation, students play the role of an entrepreneur launching a new restaurant. They survey their peers to investigate food preferences, write a letter to potential investors, design a company logo, draft an appealing and practical floor plan, graph financial data, and design a business newsletter. These authentic challenges spark student interest and empower them with integrated word processing, spreadsheet, drawing, and presentation skills.
STUDENT CENTERED AND TEACHER FRIENDLY RESOURCES: Provided resources include a Student Workbook in PDF format that can be printed or used digitally in paperless classrooms. Step-by-step instructions promote independence and allow for differentiated learning. The Teacher Guide lists lesson plans, strategies for integration, summary of skills, checklists, and marking sheets. Sample files for each project inspire student creativity.
FUN OPTIONAL CHALLENGES: Extension activities accommodate a variety of learners, interests, and time frames. Discover advanced spreadsheet functions, create an animated advertisement, and/or construct an opinion survey about the restaurant.
Assignment 1: Become a Restaurateur
Consider how technology can help launch a restaurant venture.
Assignment 2: Learn Basic Spreadsheet Skills
Explore spreadsheets to understand terminology and acquire basic skills.
Assignment 3: Conduct a Survey of Food Preferences
Investigate cuisine favorites by administering a survey to respondents.
Assignment 4: Record Survey Results in a Spreadsheet
Arrange survey results in a worksheet. Format the data to make it easy to read.
Assignment 5: Graph Survey Results as a Pie Chart
Convert survey results into a pie chart. Customize the legend, labels, and chart style.
Assignment 6: Develop Idea from Survey Results
Interpret the meaning of the survey findings to develop a business concept based on evidence.
Assignment 7: Create a Company Logo
Draw a logo that symbolizes the company. Combine shapes to illustrate an original image.
Assignment 8: Write a Professional Letter
Request seed money for the restaurant. Convince investors that the concept will succeed.
Assignment 9: Draft a Floor Plan
Sketch a floor plan for the restaurant that meets the needs of staff and patrons.
Assignment 10: Calculate Monthly Restaurant Earnings
Total monthly profits. Analyze earnings to devise a business strategy.
Assignment 11: Calculate Quarterly Restaurant Earnings
Measure the financial health of the business. Calculate quarterly and average earnings.
Assignment 12: Graph Quarterly Earnings as a Line Chart
Plot quarterly earnings using a line graph. Predict future profits using a trend line.
Assignment 13: Design a Business Newsletter
Advertise the restaurant as an investment opportunity. Inform entrepreneurs about the benefits.
Optional Entrepreneurship Lesson Plans for Middle School Students
- Use Functions to Analyze Earnings: Use SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, and COUNT functions.
- Advertise a Deal: Inform customers using an animated bulletin board.
- Use Google Forms or Excel Survey to Rate Opinion: Measure customer satisfaction with a rating scale grid.
Use TechnoRestaurateur with unlimited users at your site. A site is a physical location such as classroom, school, learning center, daycare, library, or home. If you teach at multiple sites, you will need to purchase one set for each location. Individual projects are downloadable. Order 5 or more projects or a set and receive a USB drive. Transfer the files to all devices at your site. View the PDF teacher guides and workbooks digitally or print as many as you need. Files CANNOT be posted in public domain.