2010 September

Takin' Care of Business: A Rockin' Approach to Financial Literacy and 21st Century Learning

Wednesday, September 22, 2010  4:30-6pm at the Rock Hall

This special Teachers Rock workshop spotlighted our new Rockin' the Schools class "Takin' Care of Business": A Rock Band Finance Simulation.  Participants learned how to use rock and roll to teach financial literacy skills while engaging students in 21st century learning.

           

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More about "Takin' Care of Business": A Rock Band Finance Simulation:

Students know exactly what music is on their iPods, but they rarely understand that the artistry and glitter of superstardom depends upon a complex business network that must remain financially stable. This class will take students behind the scenes with a real-world simulation that puts them in the shoes of a rock band’s tour manager. In the class activity, students will apply mathematical and financial concepts to help manage a fictional band through a cross-country tour.  This will involve weighing some serious financial concerns: What expenses might they have to budget for? Where will the money come from? How will they respond as managers when ticket sales are lower than expected? Any number of scenarios might affect the tour budget and thus “their” company’s bottom line.

Related Standards:  Mathematics, Social Studies, Fine Arts-Music   |   Suggested Grade Level: 7-12 .................................................................................................................................................................................