Activity

Shark Tank - Mental Illnesses

This Shark Tank - Mental Illnesses activity also includes:

Young entrepreneurs research and develop a Shark Tank-style pitch for a solution to help people who have a mental illness. After the presentations, research groups complete a rubric for each product and vote for the one product they feel should win the largest Shark Tank investment.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Record and play back for the class a pitch from an episode of the Shark Tank show to serve as an example
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups must have access to computers with internet
  • The project may stir strong emotions in some class members; closely observe class members as they work and report concerns to the counseling staff
  • 13th of 16 lessons from the Health Smart series
  • Requires copies
Pros
  • Provides questions to guide the research portion of the project
  • Includes a rubric
Cons
  • None