JA Global Marketplace
Blended Model introduces middle school students (Grades 6-8) to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. They will analyze the similarities and differences among countries and the effects of free enterprise.
JA Global Marketplace
consists of seven 45-minute sessions and offers two implementation options—basic or advanced.
Basic implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer.
Advanced implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer and Session Seven delivered by the teacher or volunteer.
This program is offered as JA In a Day which is five 50 minute sessions in a single day
Basic or advanced implementation depends on educator requirements and correlations to local standards. Contact your local JA Area staff to find out which implementation will be used.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges HSBC for its dedication to the development and implementation of the middle school financial literacy program JA Global Marketplace
Business, business ethics, career exploration, communication, cultural awareness in international business, cultural differences, cultural norms, culture, currency, customer, educational and legal requirements, etiquette, exchange rate, export, free trade, immigration, import, innovation, interdependence, international careers, international trade, market, marketplace, migration, product, product safety, production, profit, quota, resources, service, specialization, standards, subsidy, tariff, trade, trade barriers, trade embargo
Skills Students Learn
- Analyze charts and evaluate information
- analyze human behavior
- categorize data
- decision making
- describe how need leads to innovation
- entrepreneurial thinking
- examine resources
- follow instructions
- identify business responsibilities
- identify foreign currency
- identify international job requirements
- identify positive and negative traits
- interpret charts and graphs
- learning a second language
- making customer-based product decisions
- reading a spreadsheet
- reading comprehension
- recognize and apply terms
- recognize consequences of trade barriers
- understanding business and cultural etiquette
- using a currency calculator