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JA Our City 1.0®

JA Our City 1.0 curriculum cover

Elementary School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA Our City 1.0 introduces the newest JA character, Jade. A fun sing-along video gets students up and moving in the classroom while reinforcing financial literacy concepts. Educators and volunteers will enjoy the simplicity of the Facilitator Guide, helping them deliver each session with ease and confidence.

Following participation in the learning experience, students will be able to:

• Demonstrate making choices about managing money.
• Recognize banks and credit unions as safe places to save money
• Recognize different methods of payment for goods and services.
• Explain the reason behind making a particular payment choice.
• Identify the ways in which entrepreneurs help a city.
• Explain the need for a business plan.
• Differentiate between producers and consumers
• Demonstrate how money flows through a city.
• Demonstrate how the choices people make benefit themselves and other people in the city.
• Explain how the city government uses tax money to pay for the goods and services it provides
• Identify the different city zones and what each zone is used for.
• Conclude that money choices help a city to thrive.
• Explain how a city provides more opportunities for people than they would have on their own.

JA Our City is recommended for third-grade students. This learning experience is available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities.

JA Learning Experiences support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Virtual Implementation

Remote classroom is available for JA Our City.

Related Program Supplements

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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