An electric cooperative is defined as “a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the people it serves”. In this lesson plan, students will learn the different departments associated with an electric cooperative. The students will be placed in different departments such as Board of Directors, General Manager, Assistant Manager, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, and Delivery. The cooperative will provide merchandise (candy) to the student body and at the end of the activity, the students in the Personal Finance class will receive capital credits as cooperative members receive at the end of the fiscal year. By the end of this project, students will have a better understanding of the definition of a cooperative, how to work as a team, and how a business is run collaboratively, as they each perform their business duties.
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