Smackers: Elementary Entrepreneurs

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In this energetic video, a class of enterprising second graders demonstrates a practical lesson in basic economics. Together they start their own business – producing, marketing and selling “Smackers.” The goal is to purchase a new trophy case for their school.

SMACKER$: Elementary Entrepreneurs lets children learn from other children. They develop skills in goal-setting and problem-solving. At the same time the students are motivated to participate and succeed.

The video is a simple and engaging instructional tool which boosts self-esteem while improving math and language skills.

SMACKER$ is based upon the curriculum which is a Bill Gray Award winner in the State of Texas Economic Education Competition.


“Mmmmm…Highly Recommended.” – Video Ratings Guide for Libraries

“…captures how young students can meaningfully apply real world skills requiring group effort, decision making and problem solving.” – Penny McAddo, Elementary Mathematics and Science Coordinator, Lewisville Independent School District.

Winner Gold Apple Curricula – National Educational Film & Video Festival

Winner of The Honorable Mention – American Film & Video Association