University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Teaching Resources: Economic Development

This curricula, for high school or college students, introduces them to economic development and social enterprise. Use this curriculum as a springboard into community involvement and service learning.

Creating Opportunity:
Lessons on Development and Challenges of Economic Prosperity

Use the following materials to help students learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and consider ways they can act entrepreneurially to create change in their local communities or around the globe. Activities include simulations, deep discussions, and research using resources such as YouTube and TED Talks.


Award for the Economic Development Curriculum