Lesson 5
Entrepreneurs in Mesopotamia

In this lesson, students read a one-page description of entrepreneurship in the Neo-Babylonian Empire (626 to 539 B.C.E.). They learn about entrepreneurship and the profi t motive for entrepreneurs. The students, working in groups, participate in an entrepreneurial production activity in which they design, produce, and sell textiles as Babylonian entrepreneurs. After selling their textiles, the groups calculate their profits or losses.

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  • Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship

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