Quick Assignments

Business/Marketing Vocabulary

Vocabulary assignment 01 (A-L)

30 minutes.  Print copies for each student.  This vocabulary-oriented handout features two or three expressions per page.  Each expression has a mini-activity associated with it. Typical completion of assignment takes 20-45 minutes. (go)

Vocabulary assignment 02 (L-P)

30 minutes.  Print copies for each student.  This vocabulary-oriented handout features two or three expressions per page.  Each expression has a mini-activity associated with it. Typical completion of assignment takes 20-45 minutes. (go)

Vocabulary assignment 03 (P- Z)

30 minutes.  Print copies for each student.  This vocabulary-oriented handout features two or three expressions per page.  Each expression has a mini-activity associated with it. Typical completion of assignment takes 20-45 minutes. (go)

Cognates.  Language Arts, Linguistics (pdf).

10-20 minutes.  While this assignment isn’t specifically business/marketing, the concept of being multi-lingual in today’s business world has elevated itself in importance. This five-page activity provides an introduction to the similarity across the Spanish and English languages through the use of cognates. (go).

Show Your Smarts™ Matching

Show Your Smarts™ the Big Picture

10 minutes. Requires compatible version of PowerPoint. May require “enable editing” prior to use. Some computers may restrict download/launch of file for security reasons. This visual-matching activity features the “Big Picture” (supply chain, plus support functions). This activity provides students with practice associating words and expressions with portions of the Big Picture graphic. Students click-on, then move the words displayed.  Associate the expressions on seven separate slides/pages to appear on, near, or beneath the Big Picture as described on this web site. (go).

Show Your Smarts™ Supply Chain Management

15-20 minutes.  Requires compatible version of PowerPoint. May require “enable editing” prior to use.  Some computers may restrict download/launch of file for security reasons. This visual-matching activity features the “Supply Chain” (Buy-Make-Move-Store-Sell). This activity provides students with practice associating words and expressions with each of the major processes in the supply chain as described by this site. (go)

Show Your Smarts™ Marketing Mix

15-20 minutes.  Requires compatible version of PowerPoint. May require “enable editing” prior to use.  Some computers may restrict download/launch of file for security reasons. This visual-matching activity features the “Marketing-Mix 4Ps” (Product-Price-Place-Promotion). This activity provides students with practice associating words and expressions with each of the major aspects of marketing as described by this site. (go)

Worksheets

Supply Chain Management Review/Introduction

reading/summarizing

15-20 minutes.  Print copies for each student.  This eight-page handout introduces Buy-Make-Move-Store-Sell processes using the “complex-text passage” formatted pages.  Provides reinforcement of previously covered material, or provides a good starting-point/introduction for material to be covered. (go)

Wholesale Shoe Sales Projections

multiplication, percent, addition

15-45 minutes.  Print copies of this 6-page handout, or if using computers, have students view the file online.  Manually or with a calculator, this could take up to 45 minutes.  Using Excel, the activity could take as little as 15 minutes.  Either way, this provides an opportunity to make ‘sales projections’ on four separate styles of shoes. Some potential discussion points include (1) the use of a code to indicate the shoe style, the different prices for each state even with a given shoe style, the percent margin expected for each line item, the totals, etc. (go).

Grocery Store Layout Implications

multiplication, addition

10-20 minutes.  Print copies of this 6-page handout.  Perform the math manually, with calculators, or with Excel.  Two similar – but different – store layouts yield differences in product sales at the register. Some discussion questions include (1) why are there differences in average receipt amounts (2) does the arrangement/layout of the store actually impact sales. (go)

Business & Geography

30 minutes. Print copies of this 8-page handout. Assist students in connecting the importance and relationship between knowledge of geography (especially human geography) and business/marketing competence. The supply chain (especially distribution) requires a grasp of geography. In the marketing-mix 4P’s, product design and promotion especially benefit from considerations of geography. (go)

Reference Sites

City-Data (go)
By collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government and private sources, this site creates detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, find interesting data to use in the classroom. City-Data claims to be visited by over 14 million users per month (July 2016) and has been featured in 100+ books, on CNN, WABC, USA Today’s Hot Sites, among others.

Discussion – Common Word Usage per Geography

Launch and Discuss

Depending on where a person resides – or, has mostly resided – the choice of words for particular things, objects and actions may vary. Launch and view this pdf presentation file. Discuss how, why and where the words shown are used. Identify how this information might be relevant to a marketing campaign.

Word Choice Per Geography