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Lessons on Concept 'Entrepreneurs' for K-5

The Real McCoy*
Grades 4-6 / Elijah McCoy was an African-American inventor who successfully designed an automatic oil cup that may have inspired the popular phrase, "the real McCoy." Learn about increasing productivity and patents. ©SPEC Publishing.

Inventors: Dreaming Up New Ideas
Grades 4-8 / EconFun: Students will read and discuss the historical book, A Head Full of Notions, about Robert Fulton. They will differentiate between inventors and entrepreneurs, describe the incentives that motivate them, and explore the important contributions they make to society’s standard of living. This is Lesson 7 of Adventures in Economics and U.S. History, Volume 2