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					     A Correlation Between
North Carolina Competency Goals
              and
         JA BizTown™




                                       January 2008

                                     JA Worldwide®
                                 One Education Way
                         Colorado Springs, CO 80906
                                     JA BizTown™

JA BizTown is JA Worldwide’s experiential-based, elementary school capstone program. The
program encompasses important elements of work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial
literacy, providing students with a solid foundation of business, economics, and free enterprise
education. Furthermore, the program content augments students’ core curriculum in social
studies, English language arts, and mathematics. Throughout the program, students use critical
thinking skills to learn about key concepts as they explore and enhance their understanding of
free enterprise.

Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in a simulated community
designed to support differentiated learning styles, students develop a strong understanding of the
relationship between what they learn in school and successful participation in an economy. JA
BizTown helps prepare students for a lifetime of learning and academic achievement.

Following several weeks of classroom study, students participate in an exciting full-day visit to
the JA BizTown site. At JA BizTown, students work as employees in various businesses
(facilitated by volunteer educators and business professionals); they are paid for their labor, and
they manage personal checking accounts. Throughout the day, students learn about time and
money management skills as they work, bank, and shop as consumers.

Following their participation in the JA BizTown simulation, students participate in debriefing
lessons to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. These lessons allow students to reflect on
their JA BizTown experience and further identify the relevance of classroom learning to their
future plans and goals.

The JA BizTown curriculum will help teachers and students achieve fourth grade academic
standards in English language arts, mathematics and social studies. The following listing of
correlations is not meant to be exhaustive nor is it intended to infer that a resource will
completely address any given standard; rather, the correlations listed relate to any curriculum
content and connections that will enhance or complement the referenced standards. To further
research North Carolina’s academic standards, go to http://www.ncpublicschools.org/.




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                                                                       English
                                                                                                 Social
    JA BizTown Unit              Objectives and Concepts              Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                 Studies
                                                                        Arts

Unit 1 – Community and      Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01          3.01
Economy                     to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.04          6.05
Lesson 1: What Is a            define citizen, community, trade,    2.05-2.07   1.05
Community?                      business, rights and                 2.09        3.01
This lesson introduces          responsibilities.                    3.06        5.02
students to JA BizTown         explain responsibilities             4.02
and explains how JA             associated with citizen rights.      4.07
BizTown is a community.                                              5.01-5.03
                            Concepts: citizen, community, trade,     5.09
                            business, rights and responsibilities,
                            voting, republic

                            Skills: following directions, group
                            work, map reading, matching,
                            reading, verbal communication,
                            written communication

Unit 1 – Lesson 2: What     Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Is an Economy?              to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
This lesson introduces JA      define goods and services,           2.05-2.07   1.05          6.01
BizTown citizens to the         resources (human, natural and        2.09        5.02          6.03
circular flow of economic       capital), and economy.               4.02                      6.05
activity that serves as a      describe the circular flow of        5.01-5.03
basic model of an               economic activity.                   5.09
economy.
                            Concepts: producers, consumers,
                            goods and services, economy, human
                            resources, natural resources, capital
                            resources, market, circular flow

                            Skills: following directions, group
                            work, math computation, reading,
                            verbal communication,
                            written communication




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                                                                         English
                                                                                                    Social
    JA BizTown Unit                Objectives and Concepts              Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                    Studies
                                                                          Arts

Unit 1 – Lesson 3: What       Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     1.05
Is Free                       to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.04          3.01
Enterprise?                      define scarcity and free             2.05-2.07   1.05          3.04
This lesson introduces JA         enterprise.                          2.09        5.02-5.03     6.01
BizTown citizens to the          identify the three basic             4.02                      6.05
concepts of free enterprise       economic questions (what, how,       4.05-4.06
and decision-making in a          and for whom to produce?).           5.01-5.03
market economy. Citizens         describe economic freedoms           5.09
examine four economic             under free enterprise.
freedoms in a free
enterprise system.            Concepts: prototype, scarcity, free
                              enterprise, economic freedoms ,
                              profit, market economy

                              Skills: brainstorming, collect and
                              organize data, critical thinking,
                              following directions, group work,
                              math computation, oral reporting,
                              problem solving, reading, teamwork,
                              verbal communication, written
                              communication

Unit 1 – Lesson 4: Why        Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01          3.01
Do I Pay Taxes?               to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.03-1.04     3.04
This lesson introduces JA        define public goods and              2.05-2.07   1.05          6.01
BizTown citizens to the           services, as well as taxes.          2.09        5.02          6.05-6.06
role of government in a          describe characteristics of public   3.06
market economy. Citizens          goods and services.                  4.02
learn about how                  explain why people pay taxes.        5.01-5.03
governments provide                                                    5.09
public goods and services.    Concepts: public goods and services.
Such goods and services       private goods and services, national
must be paid for with         defense, government (federal, state
taxes.                        and local), taxes, tariffs

                              Skills: estimation, following
                              directions, math computation,
                              research, verbal communication,
                              written communication




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                                                                          English
                                                                                                     Social
    JA BizTown Unit                Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                     Studies
                                                                           Arts

Unit 1 – Lesson 5: What       Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     6.01-6.02
Is Philanthropy?              to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          6.05
This lesson introduces JA        define philanthropy and               2.05-2.07   1.05
BizTown citizens to the           opportunity cost.                     2.09        5.02
role of philanthropy in a        describe the role of nonprofit        4.02
community. Citizens learn         organizations.                        4.07
how markets don’t always         explain the opportunity cost of       4.09
provide things that               decisions.                            5.01-5.04
communities need.                                                       5.09
Therefore, citizens and       Concepts: philanthropy, social
businesses engage in          philanthropists, nonprofit
philanthropy (charitable      organizations, opportunity cost
giving) to support
nonprofit organizations       Skills: computation, creative writing,
that work to make the         data analysis, following directions,
community better. Citizens    group work, math computation,
also learn about              money-management, reading, record
opportunity cost.             keeping, verbal communication,
                              written communication

Unit 2 – Financial            Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Literacy                      to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Lesson 1: Why Use a              explain that financial institutions   2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
Financial Institution?            are businesses.                       2.09        4.01-4.02     7.03
This lesson introduces           name services that financial          3.06        5.01-5.02
citizens to products              institutions provide.                 4.02
offered by financial             describe the movement of              4.10
institutions. It helps them       money between banks and               5.01-5.03
recognize and understand          people or businesses.                 5.09
that banks and credit
unions are businesses that    Concepts: financial institution,
play an important role in a   banking services (checking and
community’s circular flow     savings accounts, credit and debit
of economic activity.         cards, loans, CDs, ATMs, etc.),
                              interest

                              Skills: collect and organize data,
                              following directions, group work,
                              matching, math computation,
                              money-management, reading,
                              research, teamwork, verbal
                              communication, written
                              communication




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                                                                         English
                                                                                                   Social
    JA BizTown Unit                Objectives and Concepts              Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                   Studies
                                                                          Arts

Unit 2 – Lesson 2: How        Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01-1.03     3.01
Do I Make a Deposit?          to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Citizens complete a bank         name the parts of a checkbook.       2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
account application and          complete a deposit ticket and        2.09        5.02
practice making deposits          maintain a check register            3.06
as they continue to explore       correctly                            4.02
how checkbooks work in           define net deposit.                  5.01-5.03
preparation for JA                                                     5.09
BizTown.                      Concepts: bank transactions,
                              checking accounts (deposit tickets,
                              check register, balance), net deposit,
                              endorse, metaphors, currency

                              Skills: completing business forms,
                              following directions,
                              math computation, money-
                              management, reading, record
                              keeping, research, verbal
                              communication, written
                              communication

Unit 2 – Lesson 3: How        Objectives: The students will be able    1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Do I Write a Check?           to:                                      2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Citizens learn how to             write a check and maintain a        2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
purchase items by writing          check register correctly.           2.09        5.02
checks and maintaining a          describe the consequences of        3.06
check register in                  not-sufficient-funds.               4.02
preparation for the JA                                                 4.05-4.07
BizTown visit.                Concepts: bounced check, not-            4.09
                              sufficient funds, double entry           5.01-5.04
                              accounting, entrepreneur, innovation,    5.06-5.07
                              numismatists, mnemonic device            5.09

                              Skills: creative writing, following
                              directions, group work, math
                              computation, money-management,
                              reading, record keeping, research,
                              teamwork, verbal communication,
                              written communication




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                                                                            English
                                                                                                      Social
    JA BizTown Unit                  Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                      Studies
                                                                             Arts

Unit 2 – Lesson 4: Why          Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Open a Savings                  to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Account?                            state the benefits of an interest-   2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
Citizens learn the benefits          earning savings account.             2.09        5.01-5.02     7.03
of saving and the benefits          explain how money grows in a         3.05-3.06
of interest-earning                  savings account.                     4.02
accounts.                                                                 5.01-5.03
                                Concepts: savings account, interest       5.09
                                rate, compound interest, FDIC, rule
                                of thumb, financial literacy

                                Skills: following directions, math
                                computation, money-management,
                                reading, record keeping, verbal
                                communication, written
                                communication

Unit 3 – Work-Readiness         Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01          3.01
Skills                          to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Lesson 1: Will I Be                define interests and skills.          2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
Ready for Work?                    explain the relevance of interests    2.09        4.01
Citizens learn how                  and skills to career exploration      3.06        5.02
interests and skills are            and planning.                         4.02
linked to various job              explain the difference among          4.05
alternatives, as they learn         four primary Career Types:            4.07
about four primary Career           People, Ideas, Data, and Things.      4.09-4.10
Types: People, Ideas,              demonstrate appropriate               5.01-5.04
Data, and Things. Through           workplace behaviors.                  5.09
role play, citizens learn the
importance of being             Concepts: interests, skills, employer,
punctual, working as a          employee, soft skills, labor union,
team, dressing                  work-readiness
appropriately, and being
polite to customers.            Skills: charting/graphing,
                                classifying, comparing and
                                contrasting, evaluating or
                                interpreting data, following
                                directions, money-management,
                                ranking, reading, research, role play,
                                self-assessment, verbal
                                communication, work readiness
                                written communication




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                                                                         English
                                                                                                   Social
    JA BizTown Unit                 Objectives and Concepts             Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                   Studies
                                                                          Arts

Unit 3 – Lesson 2: Why         Objectives: The students will be able   1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     6.05
Is Teamwork                    to:                                     2.01-2.02   1.04
Important?                        define teamwork, negotiation,       2.05-2.07   1.05
This lesson introduces             conflict resolution, and            2.09        4.01
citizens to the value of           entrepreneur.                       4.02        5.01-5.03
teamwork as they                  explain the importance of           5.01-5.03
participate in several             teamwork in the world of work.      5.09
problem-based learning            demonstrate teamwork skills and
activities. Through a series       innovation in solving business
of workplace dilemmas,             dilemmas.
citizens begin to
understand the importance      Concepts: teamwork, negotiation,
of negotiation, conflict       conflict resolution, innovative
resolution, and innovative     solutions, dilemmas, entrepreneur
thinking in the world of
work.                          Skills: brainstorming, conflict
                               resolution, critical thinking, group
                               work, math computation, money-
                               management, negotiation, oral
                               reporting, problem solving, reading,
                               record keeping, reporting,
                               summarize, teamwork, verbal
                               communication, work readiness,
                               written communication




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                                                                      English
                                                                                                 Social
    JA BizTown Unit              Objectives and Concepts             Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                 Studies
                                                                       Arts

Unit 3 – Lesson 3: How      Objectives: The students will be able   1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     6.05
Do I Get a Job?             to:                                     2.01-2.02   1.04
After learning about the       define job application, résumé,     2.05-2.07   1.05
importance of presenting        ethics, job interview, and          2.09        4.01
oneself in an ethical and       applicant.                          3.06        5.02-5.03
positive manner, citizens      complete a job application.         4.02
work individually to           shake hands appropriately.          4.05-4.07
complete a JA BizTown          demonstrate proper interview        4.09
job application. Citizens       skills.                             5.01-5.04
also learn to interview                                             5.07
effectively by practicing   Concepts: job application, resume,      5.09
for their JA BizTown job    ethics, job interview, and applicant,
interview.                  nervous feelings, job tenure

                            Skills: collect and organize data,
                            comparing and contrasting,
                            completing business forms, critical
                            thinking, evaluating and interpreting
                            data, following directions, group
                            work, interviewing, math
                            computation, money-management,
                            oral reporting, reading, record
                            keeping, research, role play, self-
                            assessment, verbal communication,
                            work readiness, written
                            communication

Unit 3 – Lesson 4: How      Objectives: The students will be able   1.01-1.05   1.01-1.03     3.01
Do I Get Paid?              to:                                     2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Citizens learn about           define pay stubs, gross pay,        2.05-2.07   1.05          6.01-6.02
payroll deductions to           payroll taxes, and net pay.         2.09        5.02-5.03     6.05-6.06
explain why their              explain why people pay taxes.       4.02
paycheck amount may be         explain why the amount of pay       4.07
less than expected. This        received is less than the amount    4.09
lesson provides an              earned.                             5.01-5.04
explanation of gross and                                            5.09
net pay.                    Concepts: pay stub, gross pay, net
                            pay, payroll deductions, payroll tax,
                            taxation without representation,
                            opportunity cost, percent

                            Skills: following directions, letter
                            writing, math computation, money-
                            management, reading, record
                            keeping, verbal communication,
                            work readiness, written
                            communication




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                                                                            English
                                                                                                      Social
    JA BizTown Unit                  Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                      Studies
                                                                             Arts

Unit 4 – Business               Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Management                      to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Lesson 1: What Is a                define how ranking relates to         2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
Quality Business?                   evaluation criteria.                  2.09        5.01-5.02
This lesson prepares               define revenue as related to          3.06
citizens for their JA               quality businesses.                   4.02
BizTown experience by              relate “best practices” to criteria   4.05
examining the “best                 measurements.                         4.07
practices” used by many                                                   4.09-4.10
quality businesses.             Concepts: ranking, criteria, ordinal      5.01-5.04
                                scale, revenue, profit, quality           5.09
                                business, best practices, military
                                ranks

                                Skills: brainstorming, classifying,
                                collect and organize data, comparing
                                and contrasting, critical thinking,
                                editing, evaluating and interpreting
                                data, following directions, group
                                work, math computation, money-
                                management, note-taking, ranking,
                                reading, research, summarize,
                                teamwork, verbal communication,
                                work readiness, written
                                communication

Unit 4 – Lesson 2: How          Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     1.04
Do Businesses Succeed?          to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.01
In this lesson, citizens read       define quality business.             2.05-2.07   1.05          3.04
about JA BizTown                    describe criteria that comprise a    2.09        4.01-4.02     6.05
business sponsors in                 quality business.                    4.01-4.02   5.02          7.03
BizBriefs, a booklet                                                      4.05-4.07
describing those                Concepts: quality business, job           4.09
businesses.                     assignments, general store, letter to     5.01-5.03
                                the editor, central tendency (mean,       5.06-5.07
                                median, mode), customer service           5.09
                                survey

                                Skills: brainstorming, collect and
                                organize data, editing, evaluating and
                                interpreting data, following
                                directions, group work, letter writing,
                                math computation, money-
                                management, oral reporting, reading,
                                record keeping, verbal
                                communication,
                                work readiness, written
                                communication




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                                                                         English
                                                                                                   Social
    JA BizTown Unit               Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                   Studies
                                                                          Arts

Unit 4 – Lesson 3: What      Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     1.04
Are Business Costs?          to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.01
In this lesson, citizens         describe costs associated with       2.05-2.07   1.05          3.04
begin to operate as               operating a business.                2.09        4.01          6.01
members of their business        calculate business expenses.         4.02        5.01-5.02     6.05
teams. After reviewing the                                             4.05                      7.03
importance of teamwork,      Concepts: job responsibilities, sales     4.07
business teams examine       revenue, business loan, promissory        4.09
business costs and begin     note, business expenses, operating        5.01-5.04
their preparatory business   costs, philanthropy, health care,         5.09
work in the BizPrep          advertising, professional services,
booklet.                     recycling, rent, salary, supplies,
                             utilities

                             Skills: brainstorming, charting or
                             graphing, completing business forms,
                             critical thinking, editing, following
                             directions, group work, letter writing,
                             math computation, money-
                             management, problem solving,
                             reading, record keeping, teamwork,
                             verbal communication, work
                             readiness, written communication

Unit 4 – Lesson 4: Which     Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Price Is Best?               to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Working in business             define selling price, revenue,        2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
teams, citizens recognize        and inventory.                        2.09        5.01-5.02
the importance of               describe factors that affect the      4.02
accurately setting the           selling price.                        5.01-5.03
prices of goods and             explain the relationship among        5.09
services to earn a profit.       revenue, costs, and profit.

                             Concepts: selling price, profit,
                             revenue, Law of Demand, inventory,
                             price controls, “word of mouth”

                             Skills: collect and organize data,
                             evaluating/interpreting data,
                             following directions, math
                             computation, money-management,
                             oral reporting, reading, record
                             keeping, teamwork. use formula/rate
                             change, verbal communication




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                                                                            English
                                                                                                      Social
    JA BizTown Unit                  Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                      Studies
                                                                             Arts

Unit 4 – Lesson 5: Why         Objectives: The students will be able      1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Advertise?                     to:                                        2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Citizens learn the purpose        define advertising.                    2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
of effective advertising          describe characteristics of            2.09        5.02
and work together in their         effective advertising.                 4.02-4.03
business teams to produce                                                 4.05
several advertisements for     Concepts: advertising, slogans             4.07
their businesses.                                                         4.09
                               Skills: brainstorming, comparing and       5.01-5.04
                               contrasting, critical thinking, editing,   5.09
                               following directions, group work,
                               math computation, money-
                               management, reading, teamwork,
                               verbal communication, written
                               communication

Unit 4 – Lesson 6: What        Objectives: The students will be able      1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Else Should Be                 to:                                        2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Prepared?                         understand how careful                 2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
In this lesson, business           completion of details ensures a        2.09        5.01-5.02     7.03
teams review their Best            more successful JA BizTown             4.02
Practices for a Quality            visit.                                 4.05-4.07
Business and make final           acknowledge how effective              4.09
preparations for their visit       teamwork and cooperation               5.01-5.03
to JA BizTown.                     enhance each business team.            5.09

                               Concepts: procedure, philanthropy,
                               nonprofit organizations, daily
                               schedule, checklist, mass production,
                               geographical directions, greater
                               than/less than

                               Skills: brainstorming, comparing and
                               contrasting, critical thinking, editing,
                               estimation, evaluating or interpreting
                               data, following directions, group
                               work, map reading, math
                               computation, money-management,
                               reading, record keeping, teamwork,
                               verbal communication, work
                               readiness, written communication




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                                                                          English
                                                                                                    Social
    JA BizTown Unit                Objectives and Concepts               Language   Mathematics
                                                                                                    Studies
                                                                           Arts

Unit 5 – After-Visit          Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01          3.01
Debriefing                    to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Lesson 1: What Did I             evaluate team performance at JA       2.05-2.07   1.05          6.05
Learn About Business?             BizTown.                              2.09        5.01-5.02
This lesson allows citizens      describe their JA BizTown             4.02
to review and evaluate            experience in a business letter.      4.07
their team’s performance                                                4.09
at JA BizTown and to          Concepts: business letter procedure,      5.01-5.04
express appreciation for      philanthropy, latitude and longitude      5.09
the visit in a business       coordinates, profit analysis
letter.
                              Skills: comparing and contrasting,
                              critical thinking, editing, following
                              directions, group work, letter writing,
                              map reading, math computation, oral
                              reporting, reading, reporting, self-
                              assessment, summarize, teamwork,
                              verbal communication, written
                              communication

Unit 5 – Lesson 2: What       Objectives: The students will be able     1.01-1.05   1.01-1.02     3.01
Did I Learn About             to:                                       2.01-2.02   1.04          3.04
Economics?                       explain the circular flow of          2.05-2.07   1.05          6.02
This lesson encourages            economic activity.                    2.09        5.01-5.02     6.05
citizens to relate the           describe how citizens use             3.06
experiences of JA BizTown         financial institutions.               4.02-4.03
with specific economic           describe how citizens work            4.07-4.09
terms and concepts.               within quality businesses.            5.01-5.03
                                                                        5.09
                              Concepts: business management,
                              economics, free enterprise,
                              opportunity cost, internship, job-
                              shadow, CFO, financial literacy,
                              percentage

                              Skills: collect and organize data,
                              critical thinking, editing, following
                              directions, math computation,
                              reading, research, self-assessment,
                              summarize, teamwork, verbal
                              communication, written
                              communication




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