Give your students an experience that will impact their future educational and professional choices!
Imagine the fifth grade students at your school managing and operating their own city of businesses, banks, a city hall and foundation. Your students will rush to the bank to deposit their paychecks; sales clerks create merchandise displays and reporters interview local business leaders to get the most up-to-date story. Across the way the restaurant prepares for the lunch hour and the mayor meets with business managers to get an understanding of current economic trends. This is only a snapshot of what the JA BizTown program has to offer your students, the experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, and that is all because teachers such as yourself commit to participating in the program and providing this unique opportunity to their students.
JA BizTown is a learning experience for 5th grade students that teaches economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a child-size town built just for them. Our partner educators (you!) deliver 14 lessons in the classroom before their students visit JA BizTown. The curriculum is correlated to Common Core and Florida State standards and is designed to be easily taught straight from the educator’s kit we provide. We train all teachers on the curriculum and provide the teaching materials during a one-time training.
Each lesson takes approximately an hour and the curriculum typically takes about 4-5 weeks to implement in total. Once the students receive the curriculum in their classrooms, they attend an on-site simulation, where each student will have a job within a business team, buys/sells products, receives a paycheck and manages a personal bank account.
If you would like more information in regards to how your school can be a part of this impactful experience, please contact:
Director of JA BizTown
813-631-1410 ext. 227