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Mastering the Modules

Last Updated January 2011
Enterprise Ready Student?
Our Principles
Module Structure
Total Flexibility
Module Challenges
Mapping to the curriculum
Learning Outcomes

Interactive Content
Making the most of ICT
Top Tips

The Workbooks
Workbook Structure
Beyond the Classroom

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what you really

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"World Ready" Students?
Teacher Prep

Why a student needs the New ABCs.

Clear Sight Action Based
...of the business world, money, ... to practise standing tall and
opportunities, and what they need being responsible for making
to do to succeed. big and smart decisions.

Brave avoid the greed, scams Compassionate
and destructive practices all actions as we need
that some fall into. to understand how others
will be affected.

Agile the world gets Responsible
increasingly complex and ...for their decisions,
competitive. actions, and impacts
on others.

Connected and respectful of others, Aware Morally
new information and ideas, make sure they do good
and evolving cultures. for the world at large, and
Academic not just for themselves. be prepared for the ever
increasing rate of change.

Develop all these and more with the New ABCs modules
& challenges.

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Our Principles
Teacher Prep

New ABCs provides a set of challenges that allows students to take responsibility
for real life outcomes and business decisions. The challenges allow teachers to take a
greater responsibility for preparing students for the world of business and work from
any age in any subject.

Forward Vision Ease of Use

When a student can see how their The modules are created as 'bite sized'
learning translates into future success, learning that can be scaled from a
academic achievement will have more last minute cover lesson, to a half year
meaning and students will be more assignment, to a full blown whole school
motivated to succeed. enterprise day.

The challenges are designed to fit in with all areas of the curriculum, supporting
Every Child Matters, Parental Participation, and any likely future initiatives and
programmes that arise. We will continue to provide the resources you need to prepare
students for the world beyond the school gates.

Value Accessibility
We help you achieve the best We want every young person
value by providing cutting Fun and their family to be able
edge, upto date, effective This should go without to partake in the New
products and showing how you saying in a product ABCs modules irrespective
can use them so they cost only that deals with a of ability, background, or
pennies per student. student's future! any perceived limitation.

We are here to help all people realise that they have what it takes to be successful
in the world of business. We offer email support ( to every teacher,
facilitate development courses, and continue to create new content to empower you.

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Module Structure

A "must read" before A simple introductory

Get the classes attention exercise. Use this to achieve
each class. Full of ideas, by using the punchy
worksheets, and insights. the right class focus.
animated intros. Turn up
the sound!

The Challenges ask students to step up to the plate and

participate in everyday business challenges. These can be
modified to accommodate different levels of ability and a Metacognition /
wide variety of topic specific thinking. Introspection / Reflection
- make sure students lock
in the lesson and how it will
impact their future.

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The Right Angle You can reuse the same
challenge over and over
with the same students, but a
Every subject can use these challenges to achieve
very specific, or very general outcomes by just slightly different angle, and it
nudging the parameters of the challenge a little. will all seem brand new.

Module 00 - Captains of Tomorrow.

Finding the Right Angle.
Ms Giani has her Year 10
Geography class use Module 00
Mr Graham's Year 7 Math class has been studying for everything from innovating
various measurement methods, units, data modern products to help humans
collection and general arithmetic. Mr Graham survive in the ice age, various
decides to use Module 00 to challenge students to urban hotspots, and during
innovate simple products to include measurement earthquakes. The students are
or data collection devices. As each group decides ready for the challenge at the
on their innovation, Mr Graham has them prepare end of each topic, and often start
a pitch to a Dragon's Den with the direction that preparing as the topic starts.
the group must give examples of how they would use
the data their device collects.

Mrs Owusu's Year 8 English class have

Mr Powaski's Year 9 Music class been studying Anthony Horowitz's book
is challenged to innovate common Stormbreaker. Based on an average kid
products (belts, chairs, shoes, becoming a superspy is exciting enough, but
watches, electricals etc) to help the class has been having following the plot
different people learn about a as a whole. Mrs Owusu uses Module 00 to
range of musical styles. Mr Powaski challenge her class to innovate a number of
requires the students to provide a common products in a way that will help the
highly technical pitch that includes main characters at different points in the
specifics about all the styles, and how story. They need to pitch their product, and
the products will differentiate each tie it to the relevant part of the plot.
style for the product user.

Every challenge has blank worksheets. You can add images and text
to better suit a specific topic.

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Module Challenges.
Each module contains various challenges and opportunities for reflection, parental
participation, and cross curricula promotion and involvement. Most challenges have
infinite possibilities by changing just one or two of the challenge guidelines.

00A Order phone innovations from earliest to most

current. 00B Innovate an existing product. 00C
Pitch a procudt for investment. 00D Innovate & pitch
an improvement for your school.

01A Identify companies by the way they make money.

Think Tank different ways to make 01B 'Good
Money' and 01C 'Bad Money'. 01D Organise supply
chains from the Think Tank ideas.

02A Match the best person for a business role.

02B Fill roles in a business from a large number of
choices. 02C Prepare for and role play an interview.
02D Review hiring choices given new information.

03A Organise a simple supply chain for how paper

makes it into the classroom. 03B Create a supply
chain given various businesses. 03C Plan ways to
improve a supply chain.

04A Discuss why different people might buy different

vehicles. 04B Identify good and bad points about
products for different customers. 04C Students tell
their own story of being a consumer.

05A Group opportunities into 'GOOD', 'BAD' and

'MAYBE'. 05B Stay within budget while selecting
business opportunities from a wide range. 05C
Analyse real world decisions and improve upon them.

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06A Organise product characteristics into those
important for a business or a customer. 06B Sell a
product based on what's important to the customer.
06C Students 'pitch' themselves for an opportunity.

07A Group regular business tasks into 'FUN'

and 'HARD WORK'. 07B Complete diary sheets
with tasks while dealing with 'chance' events. 07C
Students bid 'money' on what tasks will fill their day.

08A Group skills into 'MUST HAVE' and 'NICE TO

HAVE'. 08B Complete a skills audit and learning plan
for their staff. 08C Students complete a skills audit
and learning plan for themselves.

09A Group business transactions as INCOME or

EXPENSE. 09B Organise bills and receipts into a
cashflow spreadsheet and produce a report for the
class. 09C Take control of a home budget.

10A Match the people problem with the job to do

maximum damage! 10B Role play a people problem
and how to solve it. 10C Apply solutions to personal
problems. 10D Look at recent news for problems.

11A Match the media, message and people. 11B

Create ads to increase sales. 11C Compile a journal
of where you see which ads. 11D Sell the weird &
wonderful! 11E Can students sell themselves?

12A Match the product with the part of the world

where it is most available. 12B Role play business
customs from some major cultures. 12C Make travel
plans to sell around the world.

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Mapping to the Curriculum

Teacher Prep
Each module does, or can have, a wide number of cross curriculum links. We would love to
hear the innovative ways you have used these modules in the classroom to support other
areas of the curriculum. We will share these across the entire New ABCs membership.

Module Subjects
00 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
01 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
02 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Med, ECM 1-5.
03 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, Sci, RE, ECM 1-5.
04 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
05 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
06 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
07 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, PE, ECM 1-5.
08 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
09 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
10 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, ECM 1-5.
11 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, MFL, RE, ECM 1-5.
12 En, Ma, Ci, PSHE, ICT, DT, Art, Ge, Hi, MFL, RE, ECM 1-5.

Learning Outcomes
Below is an example of one set of assessment criteria that are provided within each
challenge. The criteria and learning outcomes are just as flexible as the challenges
themselves, and you may need to add extra factors for certain subjects or topics.

Red - Is unable to name ‘ways’ to make money. Can only provide

business names or no ways.

Amber - Provides a number of very similar ‘ways’ to make

money. Is able to understand new ‘ways’ of making money.

Green - Comes up with a large number of diverse ‘ways’ to

make money. Each ‘hint’ inspires multiple ways to make money.

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Interactive Content

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Making the most of the ICT.
Teacher Prep

There are some basic bits of technology that are needed to use the presentations.

• An internet connection.
• A smartboard or screen the students can all see.

• An Internet Browser.
• Adobe Flash Player 8 or later.
• Adobe PDF Reader 5 or later.
• Access to YouTube (ask your ICT Department to clear access to the links).

• Run through each presentation yourself so you are familiar with the content and controls
• Let the Hints and Cards download completely, and let the pages turn fully.
• Flash presentations are small, and should run smoothly.

New ABCs will happily provide worksheets in a format you can use to allow
visually impaired students, staff or parents to participate fully. We can provide
text in a format suitable for translation into braille or for screen readers.
Please contact us with your needs.

All of the student worksheets are well suited to being enlarged (A3+), and we
suggest this for all students to provide enhanced readability, better focus for
group activity, and more working space for each activity.


We have kept the language simple and provided a glossary of terms to help
those who have low levels of literacy.
Most challenges rely on students producing outcomes using a range of skills,
and allowing for students to play to their strengths.

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Teacher Prep

Run Video Before the Class.

This will allow you to make sure the content is
appropriate, and that you skip any ads (video links are
to You Tube at the moment - this will change soon).

Teacher Insights are Clearly Marked.

B Look for the magnifying glass that symbolises the teacher
content. This is aimed at giving you quick insights and
ideas to help take the class in the direction you want.

Student Worksheets are Clearly Marked.

Worksheets for the students are marked with the module letter
on a signboard. Most worksheets also have blank templates that
you can easily customise to your class and topic.

Add you own twist to the media.

All the materials are there waiting for you to add your
own flavour and focus. Flexibility has been built in
where ever possible so you can be in control.

Printing Smartly.
You might be able to save a little paper and ink by reading the teacher
workbook on the computer screen, and only printing out exactly what you
need for the lesson. Not all the worksheets are needed for each lesson, so
please check before you print.

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The Workbooks

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Workbook structure.
Teacher Insights
Introduces the philosophy behind the
challenge and provides quick facts and
ideas to help you move the lesson in the
direction that will provide the greatest

C Student Worksheets
Provides the worksheets for the main
challenge and extensions.
Suggest you print once and photocopy. A3
size might work well for the group activities.

Consolidate the Learning

Every lesson has a chance to reflect on what
the students have learnt, and how that might
help them achieve success in the future.

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Beyond the Classroom.
It is easy to involve family & community in
discussions about business.
Some family might remember a little school
based math, some might remember a bit of
geography or science, but...



The New ABCs challenges are perfectly suited to involving family both in the
classroom, and at home. Any adult can add their own insight in the classroom. You can
easily send blank worksheets home and have the student challenge their family to do
the challenges (the student becomes the teacher).

With the infinite flexibility of these challenges, you can easily invite members of the
community who are active in the industry that you are studying - you could ask a
gallery manager in for Art, an architect for Geometry, a theatre director for Drama,
or a Manager of a local welfare group for PSHE. These examples are obviously very
limited, and each topic with in a subject will have its own range of specialists you could
call upon.

If you are using the challenges over a few days or weeks, it is easy to get input from
other areas of the curriculum. You might be creating a supply chain for getting
malaria nets to people most in need of them. You could involve Geography and
Biology Teachers to help students decide which areas are most in need, DT could help
inform the best production methods and considerations, and Math could help do some
of the big equations in how many would be needed, what costs are involved and the
impact it would have.

Remember that the school is an organisation that buys and sells goods and services.
It is an environment students can relate to, and involving school management will
open their eyes to the complexity of something they likely take for granted.

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