At a Silicon Valley magnet school, gifted students take a two-week course, Capitalism 101. Lance Izumi of Pacific Research writes:
In Bizworld, the brainchild of successful investment wiz Tim Draper, sixth graders work in teams to start and run their own businesses producing friendship bracelets made from colored string. The students assume different roles, such as CEO, CFO, and marketing head. Team representatives pitch their products to a venture capitalist who decides how much financial backing to give the team in exchange for shares in their company. Using these funds, students then pay labor, material and assorted other costs to produce and sell the bracelets.
BizWorld is designed to meet math standards; in addition, students write memos on topics such as intellectual property rights.
The Redwood City school is near Sand Hill Road, the venture capital center of the valley. I bet some of the parents are VC.