JA BizTown®

JA BizTown curriculum cover

Elementary School
Middle School
Implementation:
JA Capstone

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

Program Concepts

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

Skills Students Learn

  • Active listening
  • Applying Information
  • Brainstorming
  • Calculation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration
  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Computation
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Decision making
  • Definitions
  • Demonstration
  • Describing consequences
  • Determining cause and effect
  • Filling out forms
  • Following written and oral directions
  • Graphing
  • Identifying
  • Interview skills
  • Listening
  • Observing
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Price setting
  • Problem solving
  • Reading for information
  • Research
  • Resume preparation
  • Role-playing
  • Self-reflection
  • Showing responsibility
  • Soft skills (customer service
  • punctuality
  • and dressing appropriately)
  • Spending
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Writing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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