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									    A Correlation Between
Tennessee Curriculum Standards
             and
 Junior Achievement Programs




                                    Updated July 2010

                                       JA Worldwide®
                                   One Education Way
                           Colorado Springs, CO 80906
                                               Overview

In this document, Junior Achievement programs are correlated to the Tennessee Curriculum Standards for
social studies, English/language arts, and mathematics for grades K-12.

Junior Achievement programs offer a multidisciplinary approach – connecting information across social
studies disciplines such as economics, geography, history, government, and civics while incorporating
mathematical concepts and reasoning and language arts skills.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive or intended to suggest that a JA program will completely address
any given standard, but is designed to show how it can enhance or complement efforts to do so. The
flexibility of the programs and supplementary materials allow specific content or skills to be addressed in
depth by the teacher and/or business volunteer as needed.

Elementary School Programs

Ourselves uses compelling stories read aloud by the volunteer, along with hands-on activities to
demonstrate helping, working, earning, and saving. Five required, volunteer-led sessions. Recommended
for kindergarten.

Our Families emphasizes the roles people play in the local economy and engages students with activities
about needs, wants, jobs, tools and skills, and interdependence. Five required, volunteer-led sessions.
Recommended for first grade.

Our Community explores the interdependent roles of workers in a community, the work they perform,
and how communities work. Five required, volunteer-led sessions. Recommended for second grade.

Our City studies careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute
to a city. Five required, volunteer-led sessions. Recommended for third grade.

Our Region introduces the relationship between the natural, human, and capital resources found in
different regions and explores regional businesses that produce goods and services for consumers. Five
required, volunteer-led sessions. Recommended for fourth grade.

Our Nation provides practical information about businesses’ need for individuals who can meet the
demands of the job market, including high-growth, high-demand jobs. Further, it introduces the concept
of globalization of business as it relates to production materials and the need for students to be
entrepreneurial in their thinking to meet the requirements of high-growth, high-demand careers
worldwide. Five required, volunteer-led sessions. Recommended for fifth grade.

JA More than Money teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, and
businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. Six required, after-school, volunteer-led
sessions. Recommended for grades three-five.


Middle Grades Programs

JA Global Marketplace provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on the
students’ lives. Six required, volunteer-led sessions.



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JA America Works provides students with examples of how business and entrepreneurship affected the
economic development of the United States during the 19th century. Six required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Economics for Success explores personal finance and students’ education and career options based on
their skills, interests, and values; also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school. Six
required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA It’s My Business! encompasses entrepreneurship curriculum for students in grades six, seven, and
eight. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship while providing a strong focus on social studies,
reading, and writing skills. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills
that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations. Six required,
volunteer-led sessions.


High School Programs

JA Banks in Action teaches high school students the principles of the banking industry and introduces
them to the challenges of successfully operating a bank in a competitive environment. Eight required,
volunteer-led sessions.

JA Be Entrepreneurial introduces students to the essential components of a practical business
plan, and challenges them to start and entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

JA Business Ethics uses hands-on activities to foster ethical decision-making in students as they prepare
to enter the workforce and the global marketplace. Seven required and five optional, volunteer-led
sessions.

JA Careers with a Purpose introduces students to the importance of seeking careers that help them
realize their life potential and noble purpose. The program demonstrates the importance of positive
values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making within the context of career and life decisions. Seven
required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Economics examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics. Seven
required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Success Skills meets the needs of a diverse group of high school students by providing engaging,
academically enriching, and experiential-learning sessions in work-readiness education and career
perspectives. Seven required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Titan introduces critical economics and management decisions through an interactive simulation.
Seven required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Personal Finance introduces students to the importance of planning for their financial future. The
program demonstrates the roles that budgeting, investing, credit, and insurance play in securing financial
stability. When able to use the entire NEFE High School Financial Planning Program along with the JA
experience, students will have a complete portfolio of skills to make financial decisions and set financial
goals throughout their lives. Five required, volunteer-led sessions.

JA Exploring Economics fosters lifelong skills and knowledge about how an economy works, including
micro-, macro-, personal, and international economics. Seven required, volunteer-led sessions.



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JA Company Program analyzes and explores personal opportunities and responsibilities within a student-
led company. Twelve required, volunteer-led meetings.

JA Job Shadow meets the needs of a diverse group of high school students by providing engaging,
academically enriching, and experiential-learning sessions in work-readiness education and career
perspectives. In-school, teacher-led sessions; pre- and post-Job Shadow experiences.




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                                                     Ourselves

                                                                                          Social      English
    Description                           Key Learning Objectives                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                         Studies   Language Arts


Activity 1: Robbie’s     Objectives: The students will:                                  Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Trip to the Farm          recognize the role of self                                     1.03         1.1
Students make             appreciate individual differences                              2.01         1.2
choices.                                                                                  2.03         2.1
                         Concepts: barter, goods, individual, trade, voluntary            6.01         2.2
                         exchange, volunteer, work                                                     5.1
                         Skills: abstract thinking, decision making, drawing,                          5.2
                         following directions, interpreting information, listening
                         responsively, sequencing


Activity 2: Angie        Objectives: The students will:                                  Gr K-3       Gr K-3          Gr K
and the Carnival          define money                                                   2.01         1.1             2.2
Students recognize        identify one form of money (coins)                             2.03         1.2
coin values.              differentiate coins                                            6.01         2.1
                                                                                                       2.2
                         Concepts: buying, choices, consumer, earning,                                 5.1
                         entrepreneurs, incentives, money, saving, spending, work                      5.2
                         Skills: coin recognition, coin valuation, following
                         directions, interpreting information, listening responsively,
                         matching


Activity 3: Charlie      Objectives: The students will:                                  Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Plants a Garden           recognize the importance of working together                   1.03         1.1
Students work             discover rewards other than money                              2.01         1.2
together to complete                                                                      2.03         2.1
a task.                  Concepts: benefit, choices, resources, rewards, work             6.01         2.2
                         Skills: abstract thinking, decision making, following                         5.1
                         directions, listening responsively, teamwork                                  5.2


Activity 4: Meagan       Objectives: The students will:                                  Gr K-3       Gr K-3          Gr K
Buys a Present            discuss the importance of saving money                         1.03         1.1             2.4
Students match coin       identify a place where people save money                       2.01         1.2             2.5
values to the costs of    demonstrate how to save money                                  2.03         2.1
items.                    name something they would like to save for                     6.01         2.2            Gr 1
                                                                                                       5.1            2.3
                         Concepts: buying, choice, costs, earning, money, saving,                      5.2            2.4
                         scarcity, wants, work
                         Skills: coin recognition, coin valuation, following
                         directions, listening responsively, matching


Activity 5: Dylan        Objectives: The students will:                                  Gr K-3       Gr K-3
and the New               identify ways money can be used to benefit others              1.03         1.1
Playground                recognize the value of work                                    2.01         1.2
Students recall a         appreciate the importance of giving                            2.03         2.1
sequence of events.                                                                       6.01         2.2
                         Concepts: benefit, giving, saving, scarcity, work                6.02         5.1
                         Skills: abstract thinking, following directions, listening                    5.2
                         responsively, matching, sequencing, teamwork

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                                                Our Families

                                                                                   Social      English/
        Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                           Mathematics
                                                                                  Studies   Language Arts


Activity 1: Our Families       Objectives: The students will:                     Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Students explore how            identify what a family is                         1.03         1.1
people in a family work         recognize how people live and work together       2.01         1.2
together to make the place       in a family                                       2.03         2.1
where they live a good                                                             3.01         2.2
place.                         Concepts: family, interdependence, job, work        6.01
                               Skills: analyzing information, drawing,             6.02
                               following directions, listening responsively,
                               matching


Activity 2: Our Families'      Objectives: The students will:                     Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Needs and Wants                 explain the difference between a need and a       2.03         1.1
Students differentiate           want                                              6.01         1.2
between a need and a want.                                                                      2.1
                               Concepts: economic incentives, family, scarcity,                 2.2
                               wants and needs
                               Skills: decision making, differentiating,
                               following directions, listening responsively


Activity 3: Our Families'      Objectives: The students will:                     Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Jobs                            define a job as work that needs to be done        1.03         1.1
Students explain how jobs       identify jobs people do                           2.01         1.2
provide for family members'                                                        2.03         2.1
needs and wants.               Concepts: business, economic incentives,            6.01         2.2
                               employment, family, human resources, income,
                               jobs, skills
                               Skills: analyzing information, drawing,
                               following directions, making observations


Activity 4: Finding Our        Objectives: The students will:                     Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Families' Needs and             interpret map symbols                             2.01         1.1
Wants                           place various kinds of symbols for businesses     2.02         1.2
Students determine where         and services on a map                             2.03         2.1
members of a family would       recognize how family members depend on            3.01         2.2
go to obtain their needs and     various businesses to provide their needs and     6.01
wants.                           wants                                             6.02
                               Concepts: business, economic institutions, key,
                               map, scarcity, symbol, wants and needs
                               Skills: decision making, following directions,
                               map reading, recognizing and interpreting
                               symbols




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                                                                                Social      English/
       Description                      Key Learning Objectives                                          Mathematics
                                                                               Studies   Language Arts


Activity 5: Paying for Our   Objectives: The students will:                    Gr K-3       Gr K-3
Families' Needs and           describe various jobs at which people earn       1.03         1.1
Wants                          money                                            2.01         1.2
Students demonstrate          recognize that families use money to satisfy     2.03         2.1
working to pay for needs       their needs and wants                            6.01         2.2
and wants.
                             Concepts: earning, job, money, skill, spending,
                             wants and needs, work
                             Skills: analyzing information, following
                             directions, listening responsively

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                                              Our Community
                                                                                       Social     English/
      Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                               Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies   Language Arts

Activity 1: How Does a      Objectives: The students will:                            Gr K-3       Gr K-2
Community Work?              identify a variety of jobs in the community              1.03        1.1, 1.2
Students identify typical    recognize how people live and work together in a         2.01        2.1, 2.2
jobs in a community.          community                                                2.03        6.1, 6.2
                             become aware of a wide range of job opportunities        3.01        8.2, 8.3
                                                                                       6.01
                            Concepts: business, community, interdependence,                         Gr 3
                            job, skill, volunteer, wants and needs                                 1.1, 1.2
                                                                                                   2.1, 2.2
                            Skills: decision making, following directions, making                  6.1, 8.1
                            observations, matching

Activity 2: Sweet ―O‖       Objectives: The students will:                            Gr K-3       Gr K-2
Donuts                       define production                                        1.03        1.1, 1.2
Students compare two         compare unit and assembly line production                2.03        2.1, 2.2
production strategies.        methods                                                  6.01        6.1, 6.2
                             explain that different strategies are used to produce                8.2, 8.3
                              different types of products
                                                                                                    Gr 3
                            Concepts: assembly-line production, defect,                            1.1, 1.2
                            productivity, quality, specialization and division of                  2.1, 2.2
                            labor, unit production                                                 6.1, 8.1
                            Skills: following directions, interpreting data, making
                            observations, making predictions, role playing,
                            teamwork

Activity 3: The Role of     Objectives: The students will:                            Gr K-3       Gr K-2           Gr 1
Government                   recognize government jobs in the community               2.01        1.1, 1.2     1.1, 1.2, 1.4
Students recognize that      understand why taxation is necessary                     2.02        2.1, 2.2     1.5, 2.3, 2.4
the government must                                                                    2.03        6.1, 6.2
collect taxes from          Concepts: benefits, goods, government, services,           3.01        8.2, 8.3         Gr 2
everyone to pay for         taxes,                                                     6.01                     1.1, 1.2, 1.4
public services.                                                                       6.02         Gr 3          1.5, 2.3
                            Skills: critical thinking, following directions, making                1.1, 1.2
                            observations, matching, role playing                                   2.1, 2.2         Gr 3
                                                                                                   6.1, 8.1     1.1, 1.2, 1.4
                                                                                                                  1.5, 2.3
Activity 4: A New           Objectives: The students will:                            Gr K-3       Gr K-2
Business                     define choices                                           6.01        1.1, 1.2
Students use the             use a decision-making model                                          2.1, 2.2
decision-making process      recognize the need to make informed decisions                        6.1, 6.2
to make a group decision.    take personal responsibility for decisions                           8.2, 8.3
                            Concepts: ballot, business, choices, decision tree,                     Gr 3
                            majority, trade-offs, vote,                                            1.1, 1.2
                                                                                                   2.1, 2.2
                            Skills: decision making, identifying choices,                          6.1, 8.1
                            developing ideas, listening responsively, problem
                            solving, teamwork




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                                                                                  Social     English/
      Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                            Mathematics
                                                                                 Studies   Language Arts

Activity 5: Money         Objectives: The students will:                         Gr K-3       Gr K-2
Moves                                                                             2.03        1.1, 1.2
                           identify circumstances of money being exchanged
Students illustrate the                                                                       2.1, 2.2
circular flow of money.      for goods or services                                            6.1, 6.2
                           recognize how money flows through a                               8.2, 8.3
                             community's economy                                               Gr 3
                          Concepts: bank, circular flow of money, goods,                      1.1, 1.2
                          money, services                                                     2.1, 2.2
                                                                                              6.1, 8.1
                          Skills: listening responsively, role playing, making
                          observations, following directions


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                                                        Our City
                                                                                   Social     English/
      Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                              Mathematics
                                                                                  Studies   Language Arts

Activity 1: Inside          Objectives: The students will:                        Gr 1-5       Gr 1-2
Cities                       define a city as a place where people live, work,    1.03        1.1, 1.2
Students identify             play, and go to school                               2.02        2.1, 2.2
different zones in a city    learn about the different zones used in city         3.01        6.1, 6.2
and describe the job of       planning                                                         8.2, 8.3
a city planner.              identify the job of city planner
                                                                                                Gr 3-5
                            Concepts: business, city, city planner, economic                 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                            development, jobs, volunteer, zones (business,                     2.1, 2.2
                            farming, industry, residential, multipurpose)                      6.1, 8.1
                            Skills: applying information, drawing, following                    Gr 5
                            directions, making observations, mapping                            2.4
                            information, teamwork



Activity 2: Building a      Objectives: The students will:                        Gr 1-5       Gr 1-2          Gr 1-5
City                         understand the importance of the construction        1.03        1.1, 1.2        1.1, 1.2
Students calculate scale      business to a city’s economy                         3.01        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
measurements and             recognize the skills a builder needs                             6.1, 6.2
describe the job skills      identify how the builder's job relates to the job                8.2, 8.3         Gr 1
of a builder.                 of city planner                                                                  2.3, 2.4
                                                                                                Gr 3-5
                            Concepts: blueprint, careers, jobs, quality, scale               1.1, 1.2, 1.3      Gr 2
                            construction, quality, skills, zone                                2.1, 2.2        2.3, 2.4
                                                                                               6.1, 8.1         Gr 3
                            Skills: decision making, interpreting directions,
                            mathematical interpretation and computation,                        Gr 5           2.2, 2.4
                            teamwork, understanding and using scales                            2.4             Gr 4
                                                                                                               2.2, 2.6
                                                                                                                Gr 5
                                                                                                               2.3, 2.5
                                                                                                               4.1, 4.4

Activity 3: Dining Out      Objectives: The students will:                        Gr 1-5       Gr 1-2
Students make                make group decisions necessary to start a            1.03        1.1, 1.2
decisions about               restaurant                                           2.01        2.1, 2.2
operating a restaurant.      decide on a type of restaurant                       2.02        6.1, 6.2
                             discuss and select the best location for a           2.03        8.2, 8.3
                              restaurant                                           3.01
                             decide what to charge for meals                      6.01         Gr 3-5
                             select an employee                                   6.02      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             promote the restaurant
                                                                                               2.1, 2.2
                                                                                               6.1, 8.1
                            Concepts: consume, consumer, entrepreneur,
                            produce, producer, zone                                             Gr 5
                                                                                                2.4
                            Skills: compiling data, conducting research,
                            following directions, developing ideas, decision
                            making, reading and interpreting data, role playing




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                                                                                 Social     English/
     Description                      Key Learning Objectives                                              Mathematics
                                                                                Studies   Language Arts

Activity 4: Making        Objectives: The students will:                        Gr 1-5        Gr 1-2
Headlines                  understand the importance of the newspaper as a      1.03        1.1, 1.2
Students generate a         communication tool                                   3.01        2.1, 2.2
class newspaper.           recognize the skills a reporter needs                6.01      3.1, 3.2, 3.3
                           generate article topics and develop article                      6.1, 6.2
                            outlines                                                         8.2, 8.3
                          Concepts: business, city, communication, Five                       Gr 3-5
                          Ws, headline, news, zone                                         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                             2.1, 2.2
                          Skills: developing ideas, generating topics for                  3.1, 3.2, 3.3
                          writing, organizing writing, responding to oral and                6.1, 8.1
                          written presentations, teamwork
                                                                                              Gr 5
                                                                                              2.4

Activity 5: You Can       Objectives: The students will:                        Gr 1-5       Gr 1-2          Gr 1-5
Bank on It                 understand that one purpose of a bank is to keep     1.03        1.1, 1.2        1.1, 1.2
Students carry out bank     money                                                2.03        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
transactions.              complete a simple bank transaction                               6.1, 6.2
                           balance a checkbook                                              8.2, 8.3         Gr 1
                                                                                                             2.3, 2.4
                          Concepts: ATM, bank, bank teller, business,                         Gr 3-5
                          check, checking account, deposit, money                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3      Gr 2
                                                                                             2.1, 2.2        2.3, 3.3
                          Skills: listening responsively, mathematical                       6.1, 8.1
                          interpretation and computation, role playing,                                       Gr 4
                          teamwork                                                            Gr 5            3.1
                                                                                              2.4

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                                                    Our Region
                                                                                          Social     English/
       Description                          Key Learning Objectives                                                 Mathematics
                                                                                         Studies   Language Arts


Activity 1: What are         Objectives: The students will:                              Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
Regions and Resources?        define region, resource, business, and entrepreneur        1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students distinguish          identify resources as natural, human, and capital          2.01        2.1, 2.2
between natural, human,       locate a business of their choosing in a region            2.03        6.1, 8.1
and capital resources.                                                                    3.01
                             Concepts: business, capital resources, compass rose,         6.01         Gr 5
                             entrepreneur, goods, human resources, natural                             2.4
                             resources, products, region, services, volunteer
                             Skills: following directions, making choices, map
                             interpretation, reading, understanding symbols

Activity 2: Exploring        Objectives: The students will:                              Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
Resources                     analyze resources in different regions                     2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students examine regions      list resources required to produce a good or service       2.03        2.1, 2.2
of resources in the United    determine a location for their business based on           3.01        6.1, 8.1
States.                        resources
                                                                                                       Gr 5
                             Concepts: business, capital resources, good, human                        2.4
                             resources, natural resources, products, region, scarcity,
                             service
                             Skills: conducting research, comparing data, following
                             directions, making choices, teamwork

Activity 3: Resources on     Objectives: The students will:                              Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
the Move                      identify resources involved in producing a product         2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students examine how          define economy and specialization                          2.03        2.1, 2.2
businesses work together      recognize economic interdependence in a region and         3.01        6.1, 8.1
to create a product.           among regions
                                                                                                       Gr 5
                             Concepts: business, capital resources, economy, goods,                    2.4
                             human resources, interdependence, natural resources,
                             product, region, services, specialization
                             Skills: conducting research, following directions, map
                             reading, organizing resources

Activity 4: Where's the      Objectives: The students will:                              Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Money?                        define income, expenses, profit, and loss                  2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students calculate profit     demonstrate how a business tracks income and               2.03        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
and loss and make a group      expenses                                                   6.01        6.1, 8.1
decision.                     solve simple business problems
                                                                                                                       Gr 4
                                                                                                       Gr 5            3.1
                             Concepts: advantage, business, decision, disadvantage,                    2.4
                             expense, financial report, income, loss, product, profit,
                             resources
                             Skills: comparing, following directions, making
                             decisions, math computation, problem solving,
                             teamwork




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                                                                                        Social     English/
       Description                          Key Learning Objectives                                               Mathematics
                                                                                       Studies   Language Arts


Activity 5: The Bottom       Objectives: The students will:                            Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Line                          understand the importance of cash flow to businesses     2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students calculate profits    record business income and expenses                      2.02        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
and losses.                   calculate profit and loss                                2.03        6.1, 8.1
                              recognize the role of loans in business                  6.01                         Gr 4
                                                                                                     Gr 5            3.1
                             Concepts: bottom lines, business, decisions, expenses,                  2.4
                             government, income, loan, loss, profit, risk, taxes
                             Skills: building consensus, following directions,
                             listening critically, mathematical computation,
                             predicting results, selecting and applying information,
                             teamwork

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                                                  Our Nation

                                                                                                     Social      English/
      Description                                Key Learning Objectives                                                       Mathematics
                                                                                                    Studies   Language Arts

Session One:                Objectives: The students will:                                          Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
What's Your Big Idea?        Experience free enterprise and entrepreneurship                        1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students design an           Identify the key steps in the innovation process that are necessary    2.01        2.1, 2.2
advertisement.                to establish an entrepreneurial business                               2.03        6.1, 8.1
                                                                                                     6.01
                             Create an advertisement                                                6.02         Gr 5
                                                                                                                  2.4
                            Concepts: entrepreneur, free enterprise, goods, profit, services
                            Skills: creative thinking, estimating, teamwork, working in groups

Session Two:                Objectives: The students will:                                          Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
What is a Resource?          Describe resources, particularly human and capital resources           1.03
                                                                                                               1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students identify types      Define scarcity and opportunity cost                                               2.1, 2.2
of resources needed to                                                                               2.01        6.1, 8.1
operate businesses.          Discuss technology as a capital resource in demand by most
                              businesses                                                             2.03         Gr 5
                            Concepts: capital resources, human resources, natural resources,
                                                                                                     6.01         2.4
                            opportunity cost, resources, scarcity, technology, technophile,
                            technophobe
                            Skills: addition and subtraction, decision-making, reading and
                            writing, reasoning, teamwork, working in groups

Session Three:              Objectives: The students will:                                          Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
Job to Job                   Identify the skills that support high-growth, high-demand needs        1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students categorize           in the workplace                                                       2.01        2.1, 2.2
skills that are in demand    Analyze their own skills to see how they fit in the workplace          2.03        6.1, 8.1
by businesses.                                                                                       6.01
                            Concepts: communication, demand, engineering skills, supply                           Gr 5
                                                                                                                  2.4
                            Skills: graph interpretation, problem-solving, reading and writing,
                            teamwork, verbal communication, working in groups

Session Four:               Objectives: The students will:                                                        Gr 3-5
Cluster of Skills            Identify clusters of jobs and the background required by those                   1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students create a simple      jobs                                                                               2.1, 2.2
resume.                      Create a simple resume                                                             6.1, 8.1

                            Concepts: employer, employee, resume                                                  Gr 5
                                                                                                                  2.4
                            Skills: creative thinking, evaluation, oral and written
                            communication, teamwork, working in groups

Session Five:               Objectives: The students will:                                                        Gr 3-5
                             Describe specialization and competition in business
                                                                                                    Gr 3-5
Worldwide                                                                                                      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Connections                  Experience the global needs of many businesses                         2.01        2.1, 2.2
Students illustrate how                                                                              2.03        6.1, 8.1
specialization and          Concepts: competition, globally competitive, specialization
                                                                                                     2.04         Gr 5
technology have             Skills: communication, decision-making, graph interpretation,
contributed to global       map reading, problem-solving, teamwork
                                                                                                     6.01         2.4
connections.                                                                                         6.02




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                                                                                            Social      English/
     Description                             Key Learning Objectives                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                           Studies   Language Arts

Supplemental Session:    Objectives: The students will:                                    Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5
Business Organization     Identify the three types of businesses organizations             1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students compare three                                                                      2.01        2.1, 2.2
types of business        Concepts: corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, stock,    2.03        6.1, 8.1
organizations.           stockholders                                                       6.01
                                                                                                         Gr 5
                         Skills: brainstorming, role-playing                                             2.4

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                                      JA More than Money

                                                                                          Social     English/
     Description                           Key Learning Objectives                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                         Studies   Language Arts

Session 1: Money in       Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
the Bank                   identify the role of money in everyday life                   2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students manage a          explain the benefits of a personal bank account               2.03        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
bank account.                                                                             6.01        6.1, 8.1
                          Concepts: bank account, deposit, earn, income, interest,                                     Gr 4
                          money, register, savings, withdrawal                                         Gr 5           2.6, 3.1
                                                                                                       2.4
                          Skills: active listening, completing forms, math                                             Gr 5
                          computation, following directions, working in groups                                         2.5


Session 2: A Sense of     Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Worth                      identify several characteristics of a positive work ethic     1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students identify          distinguish between working for someone and self-             2.01        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
characteristics of a        employment                                                    2.03        6.1, 8.1
positive work ethic and    identify ways to earn income through jobs or a small          3.01                         Gr 4
manage a bank               business                                                      6.01         Gr 5           2.6, 3.1
account.                   practice personal money-management skills through
                                                                                                       2.4
                                                                                                                       Gr 5
                            business and ethical decision making                                                       2.5
                          Concepts: business, employee, entrepreneur, income, job
                          skills, mentor, money management, role model, self-
                          employed, work ethic
                          Skills: active listening, comparing and contrasting,
                          completing forms, math computation, drawing, following
                          directions, matching and classifying, working in groups


Session 3: Balancing      Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Act                        match personal skills with jobs and self-employment           1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students connect           understand market research                                    2.01        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
personal interests to      identify ways to share, save, and spend personal income       2.03        6.1, 8.1
possible business          practice personal money management skills                     6.01                         Gr 4
opportunities and          practice making sound, personal financial choices
                                                                                                       Gr 5           2.6, 3.1
manage a bank account      discuss ways to evenly share, save, and spend money
                                                                                                       2.4
                                                                                                                       Gr 5
                          Concepts: interests, market research, money management,                                      2.5
                          skills
                          Skills: basic math, charting data, comparing and
                          contrasting, deductive reasoning, following written and
                          verbal instructions, working in groups, self-assessment,
                          taking turns, vocabulary building


Session 4: Building a     Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Business                   define the basic steps in planning and starting a business    2.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students develop a         calculate operating expenses and income for a small           2.03        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
business plan and           business                                                      6.01        6.1, 8.1
calculate business         develop a basic business plan based on their job skills       6.02                         Gr 3
costs.                      and interests                                                              Gr 5           2.2, 2.4
                                                                                                       2.4
                          Concepts: business plan, competition, estimate, expense,                                      Gr 4
                          profit, start-up cost                                                                     2.2, 2.6, 3.1

                          Skills: basic math, comparing and contrasting, deductive                                     Gr 5
                          reasoning, problem-solving, reading and following                                           2.3, 2.5
                          directions, taking turns, vocabulary building


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                                                                                         Social     English/
     Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                        Studies   Language Arts

Session 5: Get           Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
SMART                     practice using the SMART system to make consumer              1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
Students apply the         decisions                                                     2.01        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
SMART decision-           identify the difference between personal and business         2.03        6.1, 8.1
making process and         spending                                                      6.01                         Gr 4
manage a bank             manage money by making SMART business and
                                                                                                      Gr 5           2.6, 3.1
account.                   consumer decisions                                                         2.4
                                                                                                                      Gr 5
                          apply the problem-solving steps needed to own and                                          2.5
                           operate a business
                         Concepts: business consumer, money management,
                         personal consumer
                         Skills: basic math, comparing and contrasting, deductive
                         reasoning, evaluating data, problem-solving, reading and
                         following directions, role-playing


Session 6: What’s the    Objectives: The students will:                                 Gr 3-5        Gr 3-5         Gr 3-5
Catch?                    recognize deceptive advertising                               1.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3     1.1, 1.2
During recognize          apply money management skills in a simulated business         2.03        2.1, 2.2        1.4, 1.5
deceptive advertising     record and track financial gains and losses in a simulated    6.01        6.1, 8.1
practices and manage a     business                                                                                   Gr 4
bank account.             promote business through advertising
                                                                                                      Gr 5           2.6, 3.1
                          practice sound financial choices and cooperative
                                                                                                      2.4
                                                                                                                      Gr 5
                           decision-making skills                                                                     2.5
                          apply the steps necessary to own and operate a small
                           business
                         Concepts: advertisement, deceptive, money management
                         Skills: basic math, comparing and contrasting, critical
                         thinking, evaluating data, mind-mapping, problem-solving,
                         reading and following directions, teamwork

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                                      JA Global Marketplace
                                                                                                                English/
        Description                          Key Learning Objectives                       Social Studies                          Mathematics
                                                                                                              Language Arts

Activity 1: ―X‖ Marks the    Objectives: The students will:                                    Grade 6            Grade 6
Spot                          define trade                                                   2.01, 2.03        1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students recognize how        explain why countries trade with one another                                   2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
trade with other countries    list at least five products or items imported from other       Grade 7              6.1, 8.1
affects their daily lives.     countries and locate those on a world wall map              2.01, 2.02, 2.03
                                                                                                                Grade 7
                             Concepts: domestic trade, exports, imports, international        Grade 8         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             trade, market, trade                                          2.01, 2.02, 2.04 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                                 6.1, 8.1
                             Skills: interpreting maps and globes, oral and written
                             communication, working in groups, gathering and                                      Grade 8
                             organizing information                                                             1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                              2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                                   6.1, 8.1


Activity 2: You Be the       Objectives: The students will:                                    Grade 6          Grade 6
Judge                         identify quotas, tariffs, subsidies, embargoes, and         2.01, 2.02, 2.03   1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students will investigate       standards as trade barriers governments use to control                      2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
strategies used to control      trade and increase benefits for their countries                Grade 7           6.1, 8.1
international trade.          describe how multilateral agreements can facilitate trade      2.01, 2.02
                              describe how the World Trade Organization (WTO)                                  Grade 7
                                                                                               Grade 8        1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                functions as a court to help nations settle trade disputes 2.01, 2.02, 2.04
                                                                                                            2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                             Concepts: embargo, quota, standard, subsidy, trade                                  6.1, 8.1
                             barrier, tariff
                                                                                                                Grade 8
                             Skills: interpreting information; critical reading;                              1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             persuasion, compromise, and bargaining; analyzing points                       2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                             of view                                                                             6.1, 8.1


Activity 3: Let’s Make a Objectives: The students will:                                        Grade 6            Grade 6
Deal                        explain how cultural practices vary from country to              2.01, 2.03        1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students explore how          country                                                                         2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
business practices vary     develop group plans to create a food franchise by                 Grade 7             6.1, 8.1
from country to country and learning about the business practices of select countries         2.01, 2.02
how these practices impact                                                                                        Grade 7
                           Concepts: business practices, culture, franchise, trade             Grade 8          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
trade.                                                                                        2.01, 2.02      2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                           Skills: gathering and organizing information; interpreting                              6.1, 8.1
                           maps, graphs, and charts; working in groups; oral and
                           written communication                                                                  Grade 8
                                                                                                                1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                              2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                                   6.1, 8.1




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                                                                                                             English/
       Description                           Key Learning Objectives                     Social Studies                       Mathematics
                                                                                                           Language Arts

Activity 4: People Power Objectives: The students will:                                Grade 6          Grade 6
Students examine how the  describe reasons why people move from one country to          1.05         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
movement of people           another, particularly those seeking economic             2.01, 2.03    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
facilitates international    opportunity                                              6.01, 6.02         6.1, 8.1
trade.                     give examples of contributions immigrants bring to the
                             new countries and the hardships they often endure         Grade 7          Grade 7
                           identify global trade and immigration as a means of    2.01, 2.02, 2.03   1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             international exchange of human resources                4.02, 5.01    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                      6.01, 6.02         6.1, 8.1
                          Concepts: emigrate, entrepreneur, global trade, human
                          resources, immigrate                                         Grade 8          Grade 8
                                                                                      2.01, 2.02      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                          Skills: brainstorming, critical thinking, making         4.04, 6.01, 6.02 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          observations, working in groups, oral and written                              6.1, 8.1
                          communication

Activity 5: World of         Objectives: The students will:                               Grade 6          Grade 6            Grade 6
Words                         describe how improvements in technology and                  1.05         1.1, 1.2, 1.3    1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
Students trace the              transportation and the sharing of ideas have impacted    2.01, 2.03    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8      2.1, 3.4
international flow of           the flow of information and increased productivity                          6.1, 8.1
information and its impact    calculate productivity                                     Grade 7                             Grade 7
on world economies.           list examples of technological developments throughout       1.04           Grade 7        1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
                                history                                               2.01, 2.02, 2.03   1.1, 1.2, 1.3         2.1, 2.4
                                                                                            4.02       2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                             Concepts: input, output, productivity, technology                              6.1, 8.1          Grade 8
                                                                                          Grade 8                         1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
                             Skills: brainstorming, critical reading, making                1.04           Grade 8             2.3, 3.2
                             observations, oral and written communication, working in    2.01, 2.02      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             groups, math calculations                                      4.04       2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                            6.1, 8.1

Activity 6: World of         Objectives: The students will:                                Grade 6          Grade 6            Grade 6
Money                         explain why international trade requires an exchange of    2.01, 2.03      1.1, 1.2, 1.3    1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
Students convert U.S.           currency                                                     3.01       2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8      2.1, 3.4
dollars into another          convert U.S. dollars into another currency using an                           6.1, 8.1
currency.                       exchange rate                                              Grade 7                             Grade 7
                              give possible reasons that countries might support or   2.01, 2.02, 2.03     Grade 7        1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
                                oppose a common currency                                  3.01, 4.02      1.1, 1.2, 1.3         2.1, 2.4
                                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                             Concepts: currency, exchange rates                            Grade 8           6.1, 8.1          Grade 8
                                                                                          2.01, 2.02                       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5
                             Skills: interpreting graphs and charts, gathering and        3.01, 4.04        Grade 8             2.3, 3.2
                             organizing information, math calculations, working in                        1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                             groups                                                                     2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                             6.1, 8.1

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                                           JA America Works
                                                                                                             English/
          Description                          Key Learning Objectives                   Social Studies                        Mathematics
                                                                                                           Language Arts


Session 1: Who Am I?              Objectives: The students will:                             Grade 6          Grade 6
Students distinguish how major  provide examples of immigrants’ contributions           1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
immigrant groups contributed to     to the U.S. economy during the 19th century          3.01, 6.01, 6.02 2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
the U.S. economic during the 19th  identify key information and characteristics                               6.1, 8.1
century.                            related to select immigrant groups                       Grade 7
                                                                                         1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                  Concepts: competition, emigration, entrepreneur,       3.01, 4.02, 5.01 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                  immigration, pull factor, push factor, vignette           6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                               6.1, 8.1
                                  Skills: reading and interpreting data, working in          Grade 8
                                  groups                                                 1.04, 2.01, 3.01     Grade 8
                                                                                         4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                          2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                               6.1, 8.1

Session 2: Roughing It            Objectives: The students will:                             Grade 6          Grade 6
Students evaluate costs and        give examples of how pioneers or settlers used       1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
benefits when decision-making.      their knowledge, skills, and experience to           3.01, 6.01, 6.02 2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
                                    acquire a homestead and produce food for                                   6.1, 8.1
                                    themselves and others                                    Grade 7
                                   recognize the significant role agriculture played
                                                                                         1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                    in the economic development of the United            3.01, 4.02, 5.01 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                    States during the 1800s                                 6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                   identify the risk factors as well as the costs and
                                                                                                               6.1, 8.1
                                                                                             Grade 8
                                    benefits involved in making a decision               1.04, 2.01, 3.01     Grade 8
                                  Concepts: agriculture, benefit, cost, cost-benefit     4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                  analysis, entrepreneurship, Homestead Act,                              2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                  opportunity cost, risk                                                       6.1, 8.1

                                  Skills: decision-making; gathering, interpreting,
                                  and organizing information; oral and written
                                  communication; working in groups


Session 3: Strike-It-Rich         Objectives: The students will:                          Grade 6          Grade 6
Students explore how natural       identify examples of natural resources            1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
resources played a significant     describe the boomtown businesses that were           6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
role in the development of the U.    needed to support the miners and mining                                6.1, 8.1
S. economy during the 19th           industry                                             Grade 7
century.                                                                              1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                  Concepts: assay office, boomtown, demand,              4.02, 5.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                  entrepreneurship, Forty-niners, ghost town, ledger,    6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                  livery stable, migration, mill, natural resources,                        6.1, 8.1
                                  opportunity cost, precious minerals, prospector,        Grade 8
                                  supply                                                 1.04, 2.01        Grade 8
                                                                                      4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                  Skills: gathering information, math calculations,                    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                  working in groups                                                         6.1, 8.1




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                                                                                                         English/
          Description                        Key Learning Objectives                 Social Studies                        Mathematics
                                                                                                       Language Arts


Session 4: In Pursuit of         Objectives: The students will:                          Grade 6          Grade 6
Progress                          list several basic modes of transportation used   1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students examine how productive in 19th-century America                                 6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
resources impacted the expansion  identify the productive resources—natural,                              6.1, 8.1
of transportation in the 19th      human, and capital—that influenced the                Grade 7
century.                           development of transportation during the 19th     1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                   century                                              4.02, 5.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                        6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                 Concepts: canal, capital resources, human                                 6.1, 8.1
                                 resources, modes of transportation, natural             Grade 8
                                 resources, productive resources, railroad, trade       1.04, 2.01        Grade 8
                                 routes                                              4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                      2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                 Skills: analyzing information, gathering and                              6.1, 8.1
                                 organizing information, oral communication,
                                 working in groups


Session 5: Communication        Objectives: The students will:                           Grade 6          Grade 6
Transformation                   explain how methods of communication               1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students examine how different    developed in the 1800s helped expand                  6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
means of communication            commerce in the United States                                            6.1, 8.1
developed in America during the  explain how the invention of the telegraph             Grade 7
19th century.                     expanded business opportunities across             1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                  America                                               4.02, 5.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                        6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                 Concepts: communication, decode, encode,                                  6.1, 8.1
                                 innovation, Morse Code, newspaper, Pony                 Grade 8
                                 Express, runners, technology, transcontinental         1.04, 2.01        Grade 8
                                 telegraph, U.S. Postal Service                      4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                      2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                 Skills: decision-making, decoding messages,                               6.1, 8.1
                                 encoding messages, working in groups


Session 6: Now What?             Objectives: The students will:                          Grade 6          Grade 6
Students develop ideas for an     describe how industrialization led to increased   1.05, 2.01, 2.03 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
innovative product.                productivity during the 19th century                 6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
                                  describe the role of entrepreneurs in bringing                          6.1, 8.1
                                   new products to market                                Grade 7
                                  create a plan for a new innovation
                                                                                     1.04, 2.01, 2.03     Grade 7
                                                                                        4.02, 5.01      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                 Concepts: entrepreneurship, industrialization,         6.01, 6.02    2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                 innovation, invention, productivity, scarcity                             6.1, 8.1
                                                                                         Grade 8
                                 Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking       1.04, 2.01        Grade 8
                                 skills, oral communication, planning, working in    4.04, 6.01, 6.02 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                 groups                                                               2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                           6.1, 8.1

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                          JA Economics for Success

                                                                               Social     English/
    Description                      Key Learning Objectives                                                 Mathematics
                                                                              Studies   Language Arts

Activity 1: Mirror,     Objectives: The students will:                                      Grade 6
Mirror                   explain self-knowledge                                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students classify        identify careers of interest and how they are                 2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
careers.                  classified within the world of work                                6.1, 8.1
                        Concepts: choices, careers, interests, self-                        Grade 7
                        knowledge, skills, values, world of work                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                        Skills: working in groups, classifying information,                  6.1, 8.1
                        oral and written communication, self-assessment
                                                                                            Grade 8
                                                                                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                             6.1, 8.1


Activity 2: You         Objectives: The students will:                                      Grade 6
Decide                   identify and explain when it is important to use                1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students practice the     reflective decision-making                                    2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
decision-making          apply reflective decision-making to education and                  6.1, 8.1
process.                  career decisions
                                                                                            Grade 7
                        Concepts: consequences, decision-making, self-                    1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                        knowledge, world of work                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                             6.1, 8.1
                        Skills: critical thinking, oral and written
                        communication, math calculations, working in                        Grade 8
                        groups                                                            1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                             6.1, 8.1


Activity 3: Choose      Objectives: The students will:                                      Grade 6
Your Success             apply decision-making strategies to education and               1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                          career choices                                                2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
                         recognize the importance of staying in school                      6.1, 8.1
                         understand the relationship between education
                          and success in life                                               Grade 7
                                                                                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                        Concepts: consequences, decision-making, self-                  2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                        knowledge, world of work                                             6.1, 8.1
                        Skills: critical thinking, oral and written                         Grade 8
                        communication, math calculations, working in                      1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                        groups                                                          2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                             6.1, 8.1




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                                                                                    Social     English/
    Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                                    Mathematics
                                                                                   Studies   Language Arts

Activity 4: Keeping      Objectives: The students will:                                          Grade 6            Grade 6
Your Balance              recognize that a balanced budget is important for                   1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
Students plan a            workers of all income levels                                      2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8        1.5
monthly budget.           differentiate between gross and net income                             6.1, 8.1           2.1, 3.4
                          name ways to balance a budget
                                                                                                 Grade 7            Grade 7
                         Concepts: budget, gross income, needs, net income,                    1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
                         occupation, opportunity cost, salary, taxes, wants                  2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7        1.5
                                                                                                  6.1, 8.1           2.1, 2.4
                         Skills: critical thinking, interpreting data, decision-
                         making, math calculations                                               Grade 8            Grade 8
                                                                                               1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
                                                                                             2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7        1.5
                                                                                                  6.1, 8.1           2.3, 3.2


Activity 5: Savvy        Objectives: The students will:                            Grade 6       Grade 6            Grade 6
Shopper                   identify the opportunity costs associated with           1.05       1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
Students examine           using cash and credit                                             2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8        1.5
costs of using credit.    explain the advantages and disadvantages of                            6.1, 8.1           2.1, 3.4
                           using credit
                          identify appropriate situations to use cash and                       Grade 7            Grade 7
                           credit                                                              1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
                                                                                             2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7        1.5
                         Concepts: cost, credit, interest, opportunity cost                       6.1, 8.1           2.1, 2.4

                         Skills: problem-solving, working in groups, math                        Grade 8            Grade 8
                         calculations                                                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3      1.1, 1.2, 1.4,
                                                                                             2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7        1.5
                                                                                                  6.1, 8.1           2.3, 3.2


Activity 6: Running      Objectives: The students will:                                          Grade 6
the Risk                  identify ways people try to avoid risk                              1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students explain how      explain how insurance provides benefits                           2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
insurance can reduce      identify the opportunity cost of having insurance                      6.1, 8.1
the cost of medical,
home, and auto           Concepts: benefit, insurance, opportunity cost, risk                    Grade 7
emergencies.                                                                                   1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                         Skills: problem-solving, critical thinking, role-                   2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                         playing, oral communication, working in groups                           6.1, 8.1
                                                                                                 Grade 8
                                                                                               1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                             2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                  6.1, 8.1



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                                      JA It's My Business!
                                                                                                            English/
     Description                           Key Learning Objectives                      Social Studies                        Mathematics
                                                                                                         Language Arts


Session 1: I Am an        Objectives: The students will:                                   Grade 6           Grade 6
Entrepreneur               define entrepreneurship                                          1.05          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students identify          identify four key entrepreneurial characteristics             2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
entrepreneurial            recognize personal entrepreneurial characteristics               6.01             6.1, 8.1
businesses and
common entrepreneur       Concepts: business, customer, entrepreneur, innovative,          Grade 7           Grade 7
characteristics.          product, profit, service, Think Tank                               1.04          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                          2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          Skills: active listening, deductive reasoning, following           6.01             6.1, 8.1
                          directions, group work, self-assessment
                                                                                           Grade 8           Grade 8
                                                                                            1.04           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                            2.01         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                            6.01              6.1, 8.1

Session 2: I Can          Objectives: The students will:                                   Grade 6           Grade 6
Change the World           describe how entrepreneurs fill a market need                    1.05          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students consider          discuss the role of market research in determining market     2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
customer needs to           need and competitive advantage                                   6.01             6.1, 8.1
brainstorm a product
design.                   Concepts: apprentice, creative, fill a need, innovative,         Grade 7           Grade 7
                          market, market research, self-taught                               1.04          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                          2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          Skills: active listening, brainstorming, estimating, group         6.01             6.1, 8.1
                          work, measuring, problem-solving
                                                                                           Grade 8           Grade 8
                                                                                            1.04           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                            2.01         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                            6.01              6.1, 8.1

Session 3: I Know         Objectives: The students will:                                                     Grade 6
My Customer                create effective advertisements for a variety of                               1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students create             businesses                                                                   2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
advertising ideas for                                                                                         6.1, 8.1
products.                 Concepts: advertising, customer, market, marketing,
                          product                                                                            Grade 7
                                                                                                           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                          Skills: creative thinking, critical thinking, decision-                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          making, group work, self-assessment                                                 6.1, 8.1
                                                                                                             Grade 8
                                                                                                           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                              6.1, 8.1


Session 4: I Have an      Objectives: The students will:                                   Grade 6           Grade 6
Idea                       recognize how being creative and innovative are               2.01, 2.03       1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students participate in     necessary entrepreneurial skills for starting a business                     2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
an auction.                verbally defend their decisions
                                                                                           Grade 7            6.1, 8.1
                                                                                          2.01, 2.03
                          Concepts: auction, auctioneer, bid, creative, innovative,                          Grade 7
                          profit                                                           Grade 8         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                            2.01         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          Skills: active listening, critical thinking, money                                  6.1, 8.1
                          management, self-assessment
                                                                                                             Grade 8
                                                                                                           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                              6.1, 8.1

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                                                                                                           English/
     Description                          Key Learning Objectives                      Social Studies                        Mathematics
                                                                                                        Language Arts


Session 5: I See a        Objectives: The students will:                                  Grade 6           Grade 6
Need                       analyze how entrepreneurs use their knowledge and               1.05          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students develop a          abilities to create businesses                               2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
business plan.             develop business plans based on set criteria                    6.01             6.1, 8.1
                          Concepts: business plan, fill a need, know your customer        Grade 7           Grade 7
                          and product, be creative and innovative, social                   1.04          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                          entrepreneur, society                                          2.01, 2.03     2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                            6.01             6.1, 8.1
                          Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking, group
                          work, problem-solving, self-assessment                          Grade 8           Grade 8
                                                                                           1.04           1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                           2.01         2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                           6.01              6.1, 8.1

Session 6: Celebrate      Objectives: The students will:                                                    Grade 6
Entrepreneurs!             identify characteristics they share with entrepreneurs                        1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Students identify their    create a Personal Entrepreneur Profile                                      2.1, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8
entrepreneurial                                                                                              6.1, 8.1
characteristics.          Concepts: fill a need, know your customer and product, be
                          creative and innovative, believe in yourself, entrepreneur                        Grade 7
                          profile                                                                         1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                          Skills: analyzing, creative thinking, critical thinking,                           6.1, 8.1
                          decision-making, interpreting information, point of view,
                          self-assessment                                                                   Grade 8
                                                                                                          1.1, 1.2, 1.3
                                                                                                        2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
                                                                                                             6.1, 8.1

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                                      JA Banks in Action
                                                                                              Social       English/
    Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                      Mathematics
                                                                                             Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: The          Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Building Blocks of       examine banking history                                              2.1           1.1            1.1
Banking                                                                                        2.2           1.2            1.2
Explore the history      describe how banks earn profits                                      2.3           1.3            1.5
of the banking           recognize the effects of sound financial decisions                   2.4           2.1            2.1
industry, its primary   Concepts: banking, expense, income, interest, products,                              2.2
operations and                                                                              Personal         2.5         Algebra II
                        profits, services                                                   Finance                         1.1
procedures, and its                                                                                          2.7
products and            Skills: active listening, following directions, group discussion,     2.4            6.1            1.2
services.               interpreting information, math computation, reading,                                                1.5
                        teamwork

Session 2: The          Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Spread                   identify four types of short-term deposit and loan products          2.1           1.1            1.1
Determine the                                                                                  2.2           1.2            1.2
relationship between     explain why short-term deposit interest rates are typically          2.3           1.3            1.5
                          low
short-term deposit                                                                             2.4           2.1            2.1
and loan products;       explain why short-term loan rates are typically high                 6.1           2.2
                                                                                                                         Algebra II
illustrate how a         describe how banks earn income based on spread                    Personal
                                                                                                             2.5
                                                                                                                            1.1
bank’s income is                                                                                             2.7
affected by spread.     Concepts: asset, Automated Teller Machine (ATM),                    Finance          6.1            1.2
                        borrower, checking account, credit card, collateral, depositor,       1.1                           1.5
                        debit card, interest rate, liquidity, liability, line of credit,      2.1
                        savings account, short-term deposit products, risk, short-term        2.4
                        loan products, spread                                                 3.4
                                                                                              3.5
                        Skills: active listening, analyzing information, critical             4.1
                        thinking, decision-making, following directions, math                 4.2
                        computation, teamwork                                                 4.3
                                                                                              4.4
Session 3: Decide       Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
on Short-Term            identify key banking terms                                           2.2           1.1            1.1
Products                                                                                       2.4           1.2            1.2
Adjust short-term        understand the features of the JA Banks in Action                    6.1           1.3            1.5
                          simulation
deposit and loan                                                                                             2.1            2.1
rates.                   use the JA Banks in Action simulation to make short-term          Personal         2.2
                          deposit and loan rate decisions                                   Finance          2.5         Algebra II
                                                                                              2.1            2.7            1.1
                        Concepts: Bank Performance Index (BPI), interest rates,               2.4                           1.2
                        short-term deposit products, short-term loan products, spread                        6.1
                                                                                              3.4                           1.5
                        Skills: active listening, analyzing information, computing,           3.5
                        critical thinking, decision-making, following directions, math        4.1
                        computation, teamwork                                                 4.2
                                                                                              4.3
                                                                                              4.4




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                                                                                              Social       English/
    Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                      Mathematics
                                                                                             Studies    Language Arts

Session 4: Long-        Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Term Opportunity         identify long-term deposit and long-term loan products               2.2           1.1            1.1
Determine the                                                                                  2.4           1.2            1.2
relationship between     explain why long-term deposit interest rates are higher than         6.1           1.3            1.5
                          short-term deposit interest rates
long-term deposit                                                                                            2.1            2.1
and long-term loan       explain why long-term loan rates are lower than short-term        Personal         2.2
products,                 loan rates                                                        Finance          2.5         Algebra II
                                                                                              2.1                           1.1
recommend banking        explain the importance of balancing assets and liabilities          2.4
                                                                                                             2.7
                                                                                                                            1.2
products for a                                                                                               6.1
variety of scenarios,   Concepts: asset, capacity, central bank, certificate of deposit,      3.4                           1.5
and review a loan       character, collateral, commercial loans, consumer loans,              3.5
application.            inflation risk, interest rates, liability, long-term deposit          4.1
                        products, long-term loan products, mortgage loans, penalty-fee        4.2
                        risk, reserve requirement                                             4.3
                                                                                              4.4
                        Skills: active listening, analyzing information, critical
                        thinking, decision-making, math computation, problem-
                        solving, public speaking, reading, team work

Session 5: Decide       Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
on Long-Term             explain the importance of balancing assets and liabilities           2.2           1.1            1.1
Products                                                                                       2.4           1.2            1.2
Make long-term           use the JA Banks in Action computer simulation to make               6.1           1.3            1.5
                          long-term deposit and loan rate decisions
deposit and loan                                                                                             2.1            2.1
interest-rate                                                                               Personal         2.2
                        Concepts: interest rates, long-term deposit products, long-
decisions.                                                                                  Finance          2.5         Algebra II
                        term loan products
                                                                                              2.1            2.7            1.1
                        Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking, decision-           2.4            6.1            1.2
                        making, math computation, problem-solving, team work                  3.4                           1.5
                                                                                              3.5
                                                                                              4.1
                                                                                              4.2
                                                                                              4.3
                                                                                              4.4
Session 6: Spend        Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Money to Make            analyze costs and benefits of a variety of research and              2.2           1.1            1.1
Money                     development options                                                  2.4           1.2            1.2
Promote an                                                                                     6.1           1.3            1.5
investment option.       identify a list of benefits to promote to the public                               2.1            2.1
                         make research and development and marketing decisions             Personal         2.2
                                                                                            Finance          2.5         Algebra II
                        Concepts: market research, market share, marketing, research          2.1                           1.1
                        and development                                                                      2.7
                                                                                              2.4            6.1            1.2
                        Skills: active listening, computer skills, cost-benefit analysis,     3.4                           1.5
                        critical thinking, decision-making, math computation, public          3.5
                        speaking                                                              4.1
                                                                                              4.2
                                                                                              4.3
                                                                                              4.4
Session 7: Behind       Objectives: The students will:                                      Personal     English I-IV
the Scenes               analyze a variety of banking careers                              Finance          1.1
Analyze a variety of                                                                          1.1            1.2
banking job              identify opportunities to invest in their own human capital         2.1            1.3
descriptions.           Concepts: banking careers, human capital                                             2.1
                                                                                                             2.2
                        Skills: active listening, critical thinking, decision-making,                        2.5
                        reading, team work                                                                   2.7
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                                                                                      Social       English/
   Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies    Language Arts

Session 8: The      Objectives: The students will:                                  Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Competition—         describe how key banking decisions affect bank                   2.2           1.1            1.1
Bank of Choice        performance                                                      2.4           1.2            1.2
Review banking                                                                         6.1           1.3            1.5
concepts and make   Concepts: interest rates, marketing, research and development                    2.1            2.1
decisions that                                                                      Personal         2.2
                    Skills: analyzing information, computer skills, critical        Finance                      Algebra II
impact bank         thinking, decision-making, math computation                                      2.5
performance.                                                                          2.1            2.7            1.1
                                                                                      2.4            6.1            1.2
                                                                                      3.4                           1.5
                                                                                      3.5
                                                                                      4.1
                                                                                      4.2
                                                                                      4.3
                                                                                      4.4
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                                     JA Be Entrepreneurial
                                                                                             Social       English
        Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                 Mathematics
                                                                                            Studies    Language Arts

Session One: Introduction       Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
to Entrepreneurship              Recognize the elements of a successful business start-      2.4           1.1
Students test their                up                                                         4.1           1.2
knowledge about                  Evaluate myths and facts about entrepreneurship                           1.3
entrepreneurship, and they       Consider product-development options                                      2.1
begin the process to select a                                                                               2.2
product or service for a        Concepts: entrepreneur, entrepreneurial spirit, non-                        2.5
business venture.               profit business, product development, social                                2.7
                                entrepreneur                                                                6.1
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                                decision-making, evaluating alternatives, oral and
                                written communication, presenting information,
                                working in groups


Session Two: What’s My          Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
Business?                        Recognize the importance of carefully selecting a           1.1           1.1
Students select a product or      product or service before starting a business               2.4           1.2
service for a business           Apply passions, talents, and skills to a market-needs       4.1           1.3
venture.                          assessment to determine the basis of a business plans.                    2.1
                                                                                                            2.2
                                Concepts: entrepreneur, franchise, non-profit business,                     2.5
                                product development                                                         2.7
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                           6.1
                                decision-making, evaluating alternatives, oral and
                                written communication, presenting information, reading
                                for understanding, working pairs


Session Three: Who’s My         Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
Customer?                        Recognize the importance of analyzing markets               1.1           1.1
Students analyze potential       Apply a needs assessment to the market available to a       2.4           1.2
markets.                          specific product                                            4.1           1.3
                                                                                                            2.1
                                Concepts: advertisement, entrepreneur, customer,                            2.2
                                demographic, market needs, marketing                                        2.5
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                           2.7
                                decision-making, evaluating alternatives, graphic                           3.1
                                presentation, oral and written communication,                               3.2
                                presenting information, reading for understanding,                          3.4
                                working in groups                                                           6.1


Session Four: What’s My         Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
Advantage?                       Define competitive advantages and recognize them in         1.1           1.1
Students determine how to         other businesses                                            2.4           1.2
set a product apart from         Express the importance of selecting competitive             4.1           1.3
competition.                      advantages that offer an edge over the competition for                    2.1
                                  a product and market                                                      2.2
                                                                                                            2.5
                                Concepts: competitive advantages, customer,                                 2.7
                                entrepreneur, profit, product                                               3.1
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                           3.2
                                decision-making, evaluating alternatives, graphic                           3.4
                                presentation, oral and written communication,                               6.1
                                presenting information, reading for understanding,
                                working in groups


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                                                                                             Social       English
        Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                  Mathematics
                                                                                            Studies    Language Arts

Session Five: Competitive       Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
Advantages                       Evaluate competitive advantages                             1.1           1.1
Students decide how to set a     Select competitive advantages that will drive a             2.4           1.2
product or service apart from     developing business venture                                 4.1           1.3
the competition.                                                                                            2.1
                                Concepts: competitive advantages, entrepreneur, profit                      2.2
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                           2.5
                                decision-making, evaluating alternatives, oral and                          2.7
                                written communication, reading for understanding,                           6.1
                                working in groups


Session Six: Ethics Are         Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV
Good for Business                Evaluate short- and long-term consequences in making        1.1           1.1
Students consider                 ethical decisions                                           2.4           1.2
consequences in making           Express that being ethical can be good for business         4.1           1.3
ethical business decisions.                                                                                 2.1
                                Concepts: consequences, entrepreneur, ethical                               2.2
                                dilemma, ethics, social responsibility, stakeholder                         2.5
                                Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                           2.7
                                decision-making, expressing multiple viewpoints,                            6.1
                                evaluating alternatives, oral and written communication,
                                reading for understanding, weighing consequences,
                                working in pairs


Session Seven: The              Objectives: The students will:                             Economics    English I-IV     Algebra I
Business Plan                    Compile entrepreneurial elements into a sample              1.1           1.1             2.1
Students compile a sample         business plan                                               2.4           1.2
business plan.                                                                                4.1           1.3
                                Concepts: business plan, competitive advantages,                            2.1
                                entrepreneur, ethics, financing, management, market,                        2.2
                                product development                                                         2.5
                                Skills: analyzing information, business planning,                           2.7
                                categorizing data, decision-making, evaluating                              6.1
                                alternatives, oral and written communication, reading
                                for understanding, working in pairs

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                                        JA Business Ethics
                                                                                           Social       English/
      Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                 Mathematics
                                                                                          Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: Introduction      Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
to Ethics—Ethos Island        define ethics and interdependence                            1.1           1.1
Examine the rationale for                                                                   4.1           1.2
ethical standards in an       express the rationale of the importance of ethical           6.2           1.3
                               behavior in an interdependent group—personal
interdependent group.                                                                                     2.1
                               interest versus society’s best interest
                                                                                                          2.2
                              recognize how ethics are different from rules                              2.5
                             Concepts: ethics, ethics rationale, ethics versus rules,                     2.7
                             interdependence                                                              6.1

                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups

Session 2: Personal          Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Ethics—Values, Goals,         evaluate personal values in ethical dilemmas                 1.1           1.1
and Choices                                                                                 4.1           1.2
Examine their own             articulate and identify the steps necessary to maintain      6.2           1.3
                               and accomplish personal values and goals
values and goals; make                                                                                    2.1
plans for achieving one-,     recognize the importance of identifying and                                2.2
five-, and ten-year goals.     understanding personal values as a means of avoiding                       2.5
                               unethical choices                                                          2.7
                             Concepts: beliefs, ethical dilemmas, ethics, goal                            6.1
                             assistants, goal obstructions, goals, values
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, goal setting, oral and written
                             communication, public speaking, reading for
                             understanding, working in groups

Session 3: Ethical           Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Dilemmas—How to               recognize their assumptions and beliefs about ethics         1.1           1.1
Decide?                        and how their views align with the major theories of         4.1           1.2
Analyze personal ethical       ethics                                                       6.2           1.3
philosophies.                                                                                             2.1
                              discuss common approaches to resolve ethical                               2.2
                               dilemmas
                                                                                                          2.5
                             Concepts: ethical dilemma, ethics, making ethical                            2.7
                             decisions                                                                    6.1
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups

Session 4: Work              Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Ethics—Ethical                apply an ethical decision-making process to                  1.1           1.1
Decision-Making                workplace dilemmas                                           4.1           1.2
Evaluate their personal                                                                     6.2           1.3
decision-making               evaluate possible changes to their own decision-
                                                                                                          2.1
                               making processes
processes.                                                                                                2.2
                             Concepts: ethical decision-making, ethical dilemmas,                         2.5
                             ethics, gatekeeper, stakeholder, values                                      2.7
                                                                                                          6.1
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups


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                                                                                           Social       English/
       Description                           Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                          Studies    Language Arts

Session 5:                   Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Organizational Ethics         express ethical conflicts as situations vary by job and      1.1           1.1
Determine ethical actions      department in a business                                     4.1           1.2
for specific employee                                                                       6.2           1.3
situations.                   apply to the scenarios information about each                              2.1
                               department’s potential ethical challenges
                                                                                                          2.2
                             Concepts: ethical challenges in job responsibilities,                        2.5
                             ethical dilemma, ethics, organizational ethics                               2.7
                                                                                                          6.1
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups

Session 6: Social            Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Responsibility                recognize and apply the two prevalent theories of            1.1           1.1
Compare social                 social responsibility in business ethics                     4.1           1.2
responsibilities theories.                                                                  6.2           1.3
                              evaluate personal values related to the theories of                        2.1
                               social responsibility in business ethics
                                                                                                          2.2
                             Concepts: ethical obligations, profit, social                                2.5
                             responsibility theories, stakeholders, stockholders                          2.7
                                                                                                          6.1
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups

Session 7: Global            Objectives: The students will:                              Economics    English I-IV
Business Ethics—              recognize the connection between interdependence,            1.1           1.1
Multinational Issues           social responsibility choices, and ethical decision-         1.2           1.2
Explore complex ethical        making through exploration of global issues                  4.1           1.3
issues found in global                                                                      6.2           2.1
business.                    Concepts: board of directors, ethics, global business                        2.2
                             issues, multinational corporation, profit, values                            2.5
                             Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                            2.7
                             decision-making, oral and written communication, public                      6.1
                             speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups

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                               JA Careers with a Purpose

                                                                                      Social       English/
        Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                              Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: A Sense of          Objectives: The students will:                       Economics    English I-IV
Purpose                         explain the concept of life roles                     4.1           1.1
Students explore how skills,                                                                         1.2
interests, and values define    express their skills, interests, and values                         1.3
the various roles they will     select maxims that help define their noble                          2.1
play in their lives.             purpose                                                             2.2
                               Concepts: career choices, interests, life roles,                      2.5
                               maxim, noble purpose, skills, values, world of                        2.7
                               work                                                                  6.1

                               Skills: analyzing information, building self-
                               confidence, oral and written communication,
                               working in groups

Session 2: What Do You         Objectives: The students will:                       Economics    English I-IV
Value?                          define their values                                   1.1           1.1
Students examine how                                                                   4.1           1.2
personal values influence      Concepts: career choices, life values, values,                        1.3
work preferences and           work values                                          Personal         2.1
analyze value scenarios.                                                            Finance          2.2
                               Skills: analyzing information, building self-          1.1
                               confidence, oral and written communication,                           2.5
                               working in groups                                                     2.7
                                                                                                     6.1
Session 3: What's in a         Objectives: The students will:                       Economics    English I-IV
Name? Jobs vs. Careers          explain the differences between a job and a           4.1           1.1
Students differentiate           career with a noble purpose                                         1.2
between a job and a career.                                                                          1.3
                                understand that their skills, interests, and                        2.1
                                 values align with multiple career options
                                                                                                     2.2
                               Concepts: career, job, noble purpose, transitional                    2.5
                               job                                                                   2.7
                                                                                                     6.1
                               Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                               oral and written communication, public speaking,
                               working in groups

Session 4: The World of        Objectives: The students will:                       Economics    English I-IV
Work                            identify a way to structure the world of work         4.1           1.1
Students investigate the                                                             Personal        1.2
requirements,                   analyze their skills, interests, and values, and    Finance         1.3
                                 explore career clusters, pathways, and careers
responsibilities, and growth                                                           1.1           2.1
potential related to various   Concepts: career, career cluster, pathway                             2.2
careers.                                                                                             2.5
                               Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                     2.7
                               oral and written communication, public speaking,                      6.1
                               working in groups




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                                                                                  Social       English/
       Description                      Key Learning Objectives                                             Mathematics
                                                                                 Studies    Language Arts

Session 5: Your Decisions   Objectives: The students will:                      Economics    English I-IV
Students apply the           follow a decision-making process to make             4.1           1.1
decision-making process.      choices about work                                                 1.2
                                                                                                 1.3
                            Concepts: career, career cluster, career options,                    2.1
                            decision-making process, noble purpose                               2.2
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                    2.5
                            oral and written communication, public speaking,                     2.7
                            working in groups                                                    6.1


Session 6: Your Code of     Objectives: The students will:                      Economics    English I-IV
Conduct                      explain how personal ethics can affect               1.1           1.1
Students establish an         business decisions                                   4.1           1.2
ethical code of conduct.                                                                         1.3
                            Concepts: code of conduct, ethical qualities,                        2.1
                            ethics, mission, values statement                                    2.2
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,                    2.5
                            oral and written communication, public speaking,                     2.7
                            working in groups                                                    6.1


Session 7: Take Action      Objectives: The students will:                      Economics    English I-IV
Students create an action    make a decision about what they plan to do in        4.1           1.1
plan to decide how to         the future                                                         1.2
proceed towards a career.                                                       Personal         1.3
                            Concepts: action plan, career cluster, Mind Map,    Finance          2.1
                            noble purpose, volunteer                              1.1            2.2
                                                                                  2.1            2.5
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data,
                            oral and written communication, working in                           2.7
                            groups                                                               6.1


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                                          JA Economics
                                                                                    Social       English
   Description                     Key Learning Objectives                                                    Mathematics
                                                                                   Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 1: What     Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
is Economics?        describe the nature of human wants and how they are            1.1           1.1            1.1
Students examine      satisfied                                                      2.3           1.2            1.2
the role of          identify and define the four factors of production             2.4           1.3            1.3
economics choices                                                                    2.5           2.1            2.1
                     define the meanings of scarcity and opportunity cost
in a market                                                                          4.1           2.2
economy.             explain the key ideas in the economic way of thinking                        2.5         Algebra II
                     explain what it means to think at the margin                                 2.7            1.1
                                                                                                   6.1            1.2
                     describe the choices businesses face and a major goal
                                                                                                                  1.3
                      of business
                     identify the basic economic decisions facing all
                      societies
                     describe the two branches of economics

                    Concepts: entrepreneurship, factors of production,
                    macroeconomics, microeconomics, opportunity cost,
                    profit, scarcity, want-satisfaction chain
                    Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                    decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                    in groups, writing


Chapter 2: Free     Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Enterprise in the    explain why private property, specialization, voluntary        1.1           1.1
United States         exchange, the price system, market competition, and            2.2           1.2
                      entrepreneurship are considered the pillars of free            2.3           1.3
Students explain                                                                     2.4           2.1
how the circular      enterprise
                     describe the nature of command, traditional, and mixed         2.5           2.2
flow of money                                                                        4.1           2.5
impacts a free        economic systems
                                                                                                   2.7
market economy.      explain the three kinds of models economists use
                                                                                                   6.1
                     describe how the circular flow of money, resources,
                      and products explains the function of a free market
                      economy
                     define money and explain its three functions
                     identify the goals of the U.S. economic system

                    Concepts: circular flow model, economic goals, free
                    enterprise, money, price system, values
                    Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                    decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                    in groups, writing




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                                                                                     Social       English
   Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                    Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 3:           Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Demand                explain the role prices play in a market economy               1.1           1.1
Students analyze      define demand and describe how it illustrates the price        2.2           1.2
the impact of          effect                                                         2.3           1.3
demand in a market                                                                    2.4           2.1
                      explain why people buy more of something at lower
economy.                                                                              2.5           2.2
                       prices and less at higher prices                               4.1           2.5
                      describe the relationship between individuals’ demands                       2.7
                       and market demand                                                            6.1
                      define the price elasticity of demand and explain what
                       determines it
                      describe the difference between the price effect and a
                       change in demand
                     Concepts: law of demand, market demand, price effect,
                     price elasticity of demand
                     Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                     decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                     in groups, writing


Chapter 4: Supply    Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students analyze      describe how supply is related to opportunity cost             1.1           1.1            1.1
the impact of         define supply and explain the price effect related to          2.3           1.2            1.2
supply in a market     supply                                                         2.4           1.3            1.3
economy.                                                                              2.5           2.1            2.1
                      explain why producers want to sell more of something
                                                                                      4.1           2.2
                       at higher prices and less at lower prices                                    2.5         Algebra II
                      describe the relationship between market supply and                          2.7            1.1
                       the supplies of individual sellers                                           6.1            1.2
                      explain the price elasticity of supply and what                                             1.3
                       determines it
                      describe the difference between the price effect and a
                       change in supply
                     Concepts: incentive, law of supply, marginal costs,
                     market supply, opportunity costs, price effect, price
                     elasticity of supply
                     Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                     decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                     in groups, writing


Chapter 5:           Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Market-Clearing       describe how competitive markets ―clear‖ the amount            1.1           1.1            1.1
Price                  buyers want to purchase with the amount sellers want           2.3           1.2            1.2
Students analyze       to sell                                                        2.4           1.3            1.3
the impact of         explain the nature of shortages and surpluses and how          2.5           2.1            2.1
supply and demand      market competition eliminates them                             4.1           2.2
in a market                                                                                         2.5         Algebra II
                      describe how market-clearing prices motivate people to                                      1.1
economy.                                                                                            2.7
                       produce goods and services                                                   6.1            1.2
                      describe the kinds of changes that occur in demand and                                      1.3
                       supply, and how these changes affect market-clearing
                       prices
                     Concepts: incentives, market-clearing price, ration,
                     shortage, surplus
                     Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                     decision-making, following directions, math
                     computation, reading, working in groups, writing

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                                                                                      Social       English
   Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 6:            Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Consumers,             identify the two main sources of household income              1.1           1.1            1.1
Savers, and            describe the factors that influence wealth accumulation        2.4           1.2            1.2
Investors                                                                              2.5           1.3            1.3
                       explain how personal budgets help people make good
Students analyze                                                                       4.1           2.1            2.1
personal spending       choices as consumers and savers                                6.1           2.2
decisions and          identify options to consider when making saving and                          2.5         Algebra II
analyze advertising     investment decisions                                         Personal        2.7            1.1
strategies.            describe advantages and disadvantages of using credit       Economics        6.1            1.2
                                                                                       1.1                          1.3
                       explain how consumer interests are protected in our
                                                                                       2.1
                        economy                                                        2.2
                      Concepts: annual percentage rate of interest (APR),              2.3
                      budget, consumer protection, finance charge, income,             3.1
                      investing, liquidity, saving, wealth                             3.2
                                                                                       3.3
                      Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,      3.4
                      decision-making, following directions, math                      4.1
                      computation, reading, working in groups, writing                 4.2
                                                                                       4.3
                                                                                       4.4

Chapter 7: The        Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Business of Free       identify the characteristics of entrepreneurs                  2.3           1.1
Enterprise             explain the role of small business in the U.S. economy         2.4           1.2
Students explore                                                                       4.1           1.3
                       identify information that can be helpful in starting a
entrepreneurial                                                                                      2.1
opportunities.          small business                                                               2.2
                       explain advantages and disadvantages of sole                                 2.5
                        proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations and                          2.7
                        identify other types of business organizations                               6.1
                       describe how large corporations are organized

                      Concepts: corporation, e-commerce, entrepreneur,
                      liability, partnership, sole proprietorship, stockholder
                      Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                      decision-making, following directions, math
                      computation, reading, working in groups, writing


Chapter 8:            Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Financing a            describe how financial markets help businesses obtain          2.2           1.1            1.1
Business                capital resources                                              2.3           1.2            1.2
Students examine       define equity and explain how it is used to finance            2.4           1.3            1.3
financial markets       business growth                                                2.5           2.1            2.1
influence decision-                                                                    4.1           2.2
                       identify the ways businesses save                                                        Algebra II
making in business                                                                     4.2           2.5
firms                  define what a stock market is and describe why it is                         2.7            1.1
                        important                                                   Personal         6.1            1.2
                       distinguish between a balance and an income statement       Finance                         1.3
                                                                                      1.1
                      Concepts: balance sheet, bonds, creditors, income               2.1
                      statement, initial public offerings (IPOs), loans, market,      4.1
                      net income, net worth, retained earnings, Securities and        4.3
                      Exchange Commission (SEC), stock ownership
                      Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                      decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                      in groups, writing




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                                                                                      Social       English
    Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 9:            Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Production and         define Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and how it is              2.1           1.1            1.1
Productivity            measured                                                       2.3           1.2            1.2
Students identify      explain how Real GDP is calculated and what this               2.4           1.3            1.3
strategies to           means                                                          2.5           2.1            2.1
improve                                                                                4.1           2.2
                       explain how changes in Real GDP affect living                                            Algebra II
productivity.                                                                                        2.5
                        standards                                                                    2.7            1.1
                       define Real Per Capita GDP                                                   6.1            1.2
                       define the meaning of productivity                                                          1.3
                       identify ways in which businesses have improved
                        productivity
                       explain why production costs change as output changes
                       define the law of diminishing marginal returns and how
                        this law affects production costs
                       identify the point at which managers decide what to
                        produce
                       explain the benefits of economies of scale

                      Concepts: economies of scale, fixed costs, Gross
                      Domestic Product (GDP), labor productivity, law of
                      diminishing marginal returns, standard of living,
                      variable costs
                      Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                      decision-making, following directions, math
                      computation, reading, working in groups, writing


Chapter 10: The       Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
U.S. Labor Force       describe how labor productivity enables businesses and         1.1           1.1
Students explore        workers to earn more over time while providing better          2.1           1.2
how the labor force     and lower-priced products                                      2.3           1.3
impacts a market       describe major changes in the U.S. labor force over the        2.4           2.1
economy.                past 100 years                                                 2.5           2.2
                                                                                       4.1           2.5
                       identify what accounts for differences in wages and
                                                                                                     2.7
                        salaries                                                                     3.1
                       identify non-market forces that affect the labor force                       3.2
                       describe how unions arose in the U.S. and how their                          3.3
                        growth was influenced by legislation                                         3.4
                       identify aspects of current labor-management relations                       6.1

                      Concepts: collective bargaining, labor force, labor
                      unions, non-market forces, productivity, supply and
                      demand, working conditions
                      Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                      decision-making, following directions, math
                      computation, reading, working in groups, writing




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                                                                                    Social       English
   Description                      Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                   Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 11:         Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Competition          explain how a business is like a sports team in                1.1           1.1
Among Businesses      competing in a market                                          2.3           1.2
Students analyze     identify the four characteristics of a market structure        2.4           1.3
the impact of                                                                        2.5           2.1
                     explain how firms in the four types of market structure
marketing in a                                                                       4.1           2.2
market economy.       make production and pricing decisions                          4.2           2.5
                     describe why businesses merge and the kinds of                               2.7
                      business mergers                                                             3.1
                     explain how marketing helps businesses compete                               3.2
                     identify the four P’s of marketing and explain what                          3.3
                      they mean                                                                    3.4
                                                                                                   6.1
                    Concepts: advertising, competition, market structure,
                    marketing, merger, monopoly, oligopoly
                    Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                    decision-making, following directions, reading, working
                    in groups, writing


Chapter 12:         Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Government and       describe the four referee roles the federal government         2.3           1.1            1.1
the United States     fulfills in the economy                                        2.4           1.2            1.2
Economy              explain how the federal government manages the                 2.5           1.3            1.3
Students examine      economy                                                        4.1           2.1            2.1
the roles of                                                                         4.2           2.2
                     describe how the federal government spends and raises                                    Algebra II
government in a                                                                                    2.5
market economy.       its money                                                   Personal         2.7            1.1
                     identify and define the two principles of taxation          Finance          6.1            1.2
                     explain how proportional, progressive, and regressive         1.1                           1.3
                      taxes differ                                                  1.4
                                                                                    1.5
                     describe the justifications for and the criticisms of
                      federal deficits and the national debt
                    Concepts: deficits, referee role, management tasks,
                    national debt, taxes
                    Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                    decision-making, following directions, math
                    computation, reading, working in groups, writing


Chapter 13:         Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Money and            define money and describe its functions                        2.2           1.1            1.1
Financial            describe the kind of money in use in the United States         2.3           1.2            1.2
Institutions                                                                         2.4           1.3            1.3
                     explain the services banks and other financial
Students examine                                                                     2.5           2.1            2.1
the roles of          institutions offer                                             4.1           2.2
financial            describe how banks create money                                4.2           2.5         Algebra II
institutions in a    explain what the Federal Reserve System is and what it                       2.7            1.1
market economy.       does                                                        Personal         6.1            1.2
                                                                                  Finance                         1.3
                     explain why the value of money changes
                                                                                    1.3
                     identify the nature of inflation and describe how people
                      are affected by it
                    Concepts: Federal Reserve System, financial
                    institutions, inflation, money, value of money
                    Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                    decision-making, following directions, math
                    computation, reading, working in groups, writing



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                                                                                       Social       English
    Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 14:            Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Economic Stability      identify and describe the major indicators economists          2.2           1.1
Students investigate     use to measure the health of the economy                       2.3           1.2
the impact of           explain the components of the Gross Domestic Product           2.4           1.3
economic indicators                                                                     2.5           2.1
                        define unemployment and describe the types of
in a market                                                                             4.1           2.2
economy.                 unemployment                                                   4.2           2.5
                        explain the tools of fiscal policy                                           2.7
                        explain the tools of monetary policy                                         6.1
                        describe the advantages and disadvantages of fiscal and
                         monetary policies
                       Concepts: business cycle, Consumer Price Index (CPI),
                       economic indicators, fiscal policy, Gross Domestic
                       Product (GDP), monetary policy
                       Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                       decision-making, following directions, math
                       computation, reading, working in groups, writing


Chapter 15:            Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
International           explain why international trade is considered a two-           1.2           1.1
Trade                    way street                                                     2.3           1.2
Students investigate    describe how imports and exports depend on each other          2.4           1.3
current issues and                                                                      2.5           2.1
                        explain how absolute and comparative advantage differ
developments in                                                                         3.2           2.2
international trade.    explain why productivity is important in international         4.1           2.5
                         trade                                                          4.2           2.7
                        identify the arguments for and against trade barriers                        6.1
                        describe the purpose of international trade
                         organizations
                        explain the nature of exchange rates and why they
                         change
                        explain why a nation’s balance of payments always
                         balances
                       Concepts: absolute advantage, balance of payments,
                       comparative advantage, exchange rate, export, import,
                       opportunity cost, trade, trade barriers
                       Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                       decision-making, following directions, math
                       computation, reading, working in groups, writing




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    Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                                   Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies    Language Arts

Chapter 16: Our        Objectives: The students will:                                Economics    English I-IV
Globalized World        define and describe globalization                              1.2           1.1
Students investigate    identify the worldwide changes that have occurred as a         2.3           1.2
current issues and       result of globalization                                        2.4           1.3
developments                                                                            2.5           2.1
                        explain the relationship between economic
related to                                                                              3.2           2.2
globalization.           development and population growth                              4.1           2.5
                        describe how China has changed its economy to                  4.2           2.7
                         achieve greater prosperity                                                   6.1
                        identify the concerns about income growth in less-
                         developed countries
                        explain the role property rights and markets can play in
                         the protection of environmental resources
                        describe how government can use market incentives to
                         protect the environment
                       Concepts: economic growth, economic productivity,
                       environmental protection, fair labor standards, free
                       trade, globalization, interdependence, living standards,
                       per capita Gross Domestic Product
                       Skills: active listening, brainstorming, critical thinking,
                       decision-making, following directions, math
                       computation, reading, working in groups, writing

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                                           JA Success Skills
                                                                                        Social       English/
       Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                                Mathematics
                                                                                       Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: It’s My Life      Objectives: The students will:                            Economic    English I-IV
Students evaluate             identify personal work-readiness skills                     s           1.1
resumes to recommend a        complete a personal skills assessment                      1.1          1.2
job candidate to be hired.                                                                4.1          1.3
                              explore connections between their personal
                                                                                                       2.1
                               assessment and their dreams, values, goals, and         Personal        2.2
                               skills                                                  Finance         2.5
                                                                                         1.1           2.7
                             Concepts: Begin with the End in Mind, career,
                             choices, communication, interests, self-knowledge,                        6.1
                             skills, transferable skill, values
                             Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,
                             deductive reasoning, oral and written communication,
                             self-assessment, working in groups


Session 2: Listen Up         Objectives: The students will:                                        English I-IV
Students explore how          explore strategies of effective formal and informal                     1.1
nonverbal                      workplace communication                                                 1.2
communication impacts         identify nonverbal communication uses and                               1.3
interactions with others.      implications                                                            2.1
                                                                                                       2.2
                              complete an informal self-assessment
                                                                                                       2.5
                             Concepts: building rapport, careers, nonverbal                            2.7
                             communication, Seek First to Understand Then to be                        6.1
                             Understand
                             Skills: active listening, analyzing information, public
                             speaking, working in groups


Session 3: Stay              Objectives: The students will:                                        English I-IV
Connected                     identify the role of cooperation, integrity, and                        1.1
Students contribute to         respect in effective teamwork                                           1.2
team efforts.                 evaluate strategies for working effectively with                        1.3
                               others to achieve a mutual goal                                         2.1
                                                                                                       2.2
                              complete an informal self-assessment
                                                                                                       2.5
                             Concepts: effective teamwork, Synergize                                   2.7
                                                                                                       6.1
                             Skills: analyzing points of view, brainstorming,
                             cooperation, interpreting information, problem-
                             solving


Session 4: Think             Objectives: The students will:                                        English I-IV
Win/Win                       evaluate and apply effective speaking and listening                     1.1
Students consider              skills to resolve conflict                                              1.2
win/win, win/lose, and        identify and implement win/win solutions to                             1.3
lose/lose responses to         conflict                                                                2.1
conflict.                                                                                              2.2
                              complete an informal self-assessment
                                                                                                       2.5
                             Concepts: conflict resolution, lose situation,                            2.7
                             negotiation, Think Win/Win, win situation                                 6.1
                             Skills: problem-solving, self-assessment, working in
                             groups



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                                                                                       Social      English/
      Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                               Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies   Language Arts

Session 5: Work Smart       Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Students implement           identify and apply strategies necessary for                            1.1
decision-making skills to     effective problem-solving in real-life contexts                        1.2
solve common workplace       complete an informal self-assessment                                   1.3
problems.                                                                                            2.1
                            Concepts: Be Proactive, proactive, problem solving                       2.2
                                                                                                     2.5
                            Skills: categorizing data, reflect and evaluate, self-
                                                                                                     2.7
                            assessment, working in groups
                                                                                                     6.1

Session 6: The              Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Marketing Spin               analyze and assess product advertising                                 1.1
Students prepare             present selected products based on advertising                         1.2
resumes.                      information                                                            1.3
                                                                                                     2.1
                             assess and evaluate personal information and
                                                                                                     2.2
                              prepare a resume                                                       2.5
                            Concepts: advertising, marketing, reflect and                            2.7
                            evaluate, resume, Sharpen the Saw                                        3.1
                                                                                                     3.2
                            Skills: oral communication, reflect and evaluate, self-                 3..3
                            assessment, synthesizing and evaluating information,                     3.4
                            working in groups                                                        6.1

Session 7: It’s My          Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Future                       identify effective interviewing skills                                 1.1
Students participate in      evaluate peers and provide feedback                                    1.2
mock employment                                                                                      1.3
                             reflect on the JA Success Skills experience
interviews.                                                                                          2.1
                            Concepts: job interviews, Put First Things First,                        2.2
                            reflect and evaluate                                                     2.5
                                                                                                     2.7
                            Skills: analyzing information, oral communication,                       6.1
                            working in groups

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                                                     JA Titan
                                                                                      Social       English/
       Description                       Key Learning Objectives                                                Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: How Much?         Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV
How Many?                     explain how product price makes an impact on            2.4           1.1
Students explore how           profits                                                               1.2
price and production can      describe how production can affect price, sales,                      1.3
affect business                and profit                                                            2.1
performance.                                                                                         2.2
                             Concepts: assembly line, break-even point,                              2.5
                             business management, fixed costs, law of                                2.7
                             diminishing returns, loss, price, product,                              6.1
                             production, profit, resources, variable costs
                             Skills: data analysis, decision-making, oral
                             communication, working in groups


Session 2: How Much?         Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV
How Many? – The               make informed business price and production             2.4           1.1
Simulation                     decisions                                                             1.2
Students make decisions                                                                              1.3
about price and production   Concepts: business management, fixed costs, law                         2.1
levels using the JA Titan    of diminishing returns, price, production, variable                     2.2
computer simulation.         costs                                                                   2.5
                             Skills: data analysis, decision-making, oral                            2.7
                             communication, working in groups                                        6.1


Session 3: Cutting Edge      Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV
Students design a             explore why a business conducts research and            1.1           1.1
marketing plan.                development                                             2.4           1.2
                              explain how businesses determine their target           4.1           1.3
                               markets and conduct market research                                   2.1
                                                                                                     2.2
                              explain how marketing affects sales
                                                                                                     2.5
                              identify key marketing strategies                                     2.7
                             Concepts: demographics, four P’s of marketing,                          6.1
                             market research, marketing, product life cycle,
                             research and development, target market
                             Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,
                             decision-making, oral communication, planning,
                             working in groups


Session 4: Cutting Edge      Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV
– The Simulation              make informed research and development and              2.4           1.1
Students make decisions        marketing decisions                                                   1.2
about price, production,                                                                             1.3
and research and             Concepts: demographics, four P’s of marketing,                          2.1
development using the JA     market research, marketing, price, production,                          2.2
Titan computer               product life cycle, research and development, target                    2.5
simulation.                  market                                                                  2.7
                             Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,                       6.1
                             decision-making, oral communication, planning,
                             working in groups




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                                                                                       Social       English/
       Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                               Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies    Language Arts

Session 5: Make an            Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Investment                     discuss reasons that businesses use different           1.1           1.1            1.1
Students solicit capital        capital investment strategies                           2.4           1.2            1.2
investment.                    make recommendations for capital investment             2.5           1.3            1.5
                                based on set parameters                                 4.1           2.1            2.1
                                                                                        6.2           2.2
                               define charitable giving and explain why                                          Algebra II
                                                                                                      2.5
                                businesses make decisions to share their             Personal         2.7            1.1
                                resources                                            Finance          6.1            1.2
                                                                                       4.3                           1.5
                              Concepts: business management, capital
                              investment, cash flow, charitable giving, investors
                              Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,
                              data analysis, decision-making, mathematical
                              skills, oral communication, working in groups


Session 6: Make an            Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Investment – The               make business decisions by applying their               1.1           1.1            1.1
Simulation                      knowledge to a business simulation                      2.4           1.2            1.2
Students make decisions        use what they have learned about price,                 2.5           1.3            1.5
about capital investment,       production, research and development,                   4.1           2.1            2.1
price, production, research     marketing, capital investment, and charitable           6.2           2.2
and development, and                                                                                  2.5         Algebra II
                                giving to make business decisions using the JA       Personal                        1.1
charitable giving using the     Titan computer simulation                                             2.7
JA Titan computer                                                                    Finance          6.1            1.2
simulation.                   Concepts: business management, capital                   4.3                           1.5
                              investment, cash flow, charitable giving,
                              demographics, four P’s of marketing, market
                              research, marketing, price, production, product life
                              cycle, research and development, target market
                              Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,
                              data analysis, decision-making, mathematical
                              skills, oral communication, planning, working in
                              groups


Session 7: JA Titan of        Objectives: The students will:                         Economics    English I-IV
Industry – The                 demonstrate how business decisions affect               1.1           1.1
Competition                     business performance                                    2.4           1.2
Students make decisions        react appropriately to decisions made by other          2.5           1.3
about capital investment,                                                               4.1           2.1
                                 businesses
price, production, research                                                             6.2           2.2
and development, and          Concepts: business management, capital                                  2.5
charitable giving using the                                                          Personal         2.7
                              investment, cash flow, charitable giving,
                                                                                     Finance
JA Titan computer             demographics, four P’s of marketing, market                             6.1
simulation.                                                                            4.3
                              research, marketing, price, production, product life
                              cycle, research and development, target market
                              Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking,
                              data analysis, decision-making, mathematical
                              skills, oral communication, planning, working in
                              groups

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                                    JA Personal Finance
                                                                                       Social       English/
      Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                                Mathematics
                                                                                      Studies    Language Arts

Session 1: A Month in      Objectives: The students will:                            Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
the Life                    Explain the purpose of setting goals                       6.1           1.1            3.1
Examine the concept of                                                                                1.2
budgeting and how           Make wise financial decisions that meet personal        Personal         1.3
                             goals                                                   Finance
daily choices affect the                                                                              2.1
ability to save for the                                                                2.1            2.2
                           Concepts: budget, expense, financial choices, fixed
future.                                                                                2.2            2.5
                           expenses, goal, income, pay yourself first, periodic
                                                                                       2.3            2.7
                           expenses, saving, spending, variable expenses
                                                                                       2.4            6.1
                           Skills: decision making, financial planning, mathematic
                           computation, organization, working in groups

Session 2: From            Objectives: The students will:                            Economics    English I-IV
Dreams to Reality           Explain the difference between income and growth           6.1           1.1
Compare investment           investments                                                              1.2
options to plan for                                                                  Personal         1.3
future saving and           Demonstrate a basic understanding of various            Finance          2.1
                             investment options                                        2.1
investing.                                                                                            2.2
                            Plan investment strategies for today and for the          2.2            2.5
                             future                                                    2.4            2.7
                                                                                       3.1            6.1
                           Concepts: financial institution, growth investment,         4.1
                           income investment, investment, interest, interest rate,     4.2
                           investing, principal, rate of return, savings account       4.3
                           Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, oral      4.4
                           and written communication, public speaking, working in
                           groups

Session 3: Your            Objectives: The students will:                            Economics    English I-IV
Credit, Your Future         Describe the advantages and disadvantages of credit        6.1           1.1
Compare credit options                                                                                1.2
and make decisions to       Plan how to use credit now and in the future            Personal         1.3
avoid common credit                                                                  Finance          2.1
                           Concepts: consumer, credit, credit report, financial
pitfalls.                                                                              2.1            2.2
                           choices, installment loan, mortgage, student loan
                                                                                       2.4            2.5
                           Skills: analyzing information, oral and written             3.1            2.7
                           communication, public speaking, working in groups           3.3            6.1
                                                                                       3.4
                                                                                       3.5
Session 4: The Case of     Objectives: The students will:                            Economics    English I-IV
the Missing Identify        List the dangers of identity theft                         6.1           1.1
Evaluate behavior that                                                                                1.2
contributes to identity     Recognize threats to good credit and avoid them         Personal         1.3
theft and determine                                                                  Finance          2.1
                           Concepts: fraud, fraud alert, identity theft, phishing
necessary actions to                                                                   2.1            2.2
protect a person’s         Skills: analyzing information, oral and written             3.2            2.5
identity.                  communication, public speaking, working in groups                          2.7
                                                                                                      6.1




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                                                                                 Social       English/
     Description                        Key Learning Objectives                                            Mathematics
                                                                                Studies    Language Arts

Session 5: Protect       Objectives: The students will:                        Economics    English I-IV
Yourself                  Examine and describe the basic types of insurance      6.1           1.1
Classify types of                                                                               1.2
insurance and identify    Determine current and future insurance needs        Personal         1.3
how each type provides                                                         Finance          2.1
                         Concepts: insurance, insurance policy
protection.                                                                      2.1            2.2
                         Skills: analyzing information, oral and written         2.5            2.5
                         communication, reading comprehension                                   2.7
                                                                                                6.1
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                                 JA Exploring Economics
                                                                                                       English/
                                                                                            Social
      Description                           Key Learning Objectives                                   Language       Mathematics
                                                                                           Studies
                                                                                                        Arts

Session 1: Economic         Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV
Systems--Who Makes           Analyze the impact of a society’s economic system on           2.1          1.1
the Big Decisions?            the decisions it makes about the production,                   2.2          1.2
Examine how the               distribution, and consumption of goods and services.           2.3          1.3
economic system a                                                                            2.4          2.1
society uses for             Evaluate how the following characteristics affect the          2.5          2.2
                              efficiency of a market: money, private property, limited
production, distribution,                                                                    3.1          2.5
                              government, exchange of resources in available
and consumption of                                                                           3.4          2.6
                              markets, and entrepreneurship
goods and services                                                                           4.1          2.7
significantly affects the   Concepts: command economy, distribution, economic                4.2          6.1
individuals in that         systems, economics, market economy, production
society.
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-
                            making, evaluating alternatives, oral and written
                            communication, reading for understanding, working in
                            groups

Session 2: Supply and       Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV
Demand--What's It            Review the concepts of supply and demand.                      2.1          1.1
Worth to You?                                                                                2.3          1.2
Illustrate the impact of     Define the term market-clearing price.                         2.4          1.3
supply and demand on         Demonstrate the interaction between supply and                 2.5          2.1
the economy by                demand in a free-market economy.                               4.1          2.2
participating in an          Respond to real-life examples of price and other market                     2.5
economic situation            forces that influence supply and demand and the                             2.7
using real-life               market-clearing price.                                                      6.1
examples.
                            Concepts: demand, economics, market-clearing price,
                            supply, supply and demand
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-
                            making, evaluating alternatives, listening for
                            understanding, oral and written communication, working
                            in groups

Session 3: Supply and       Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV
Demand--The JA               Explain the interaction between supply and demand in           2.1          1.1
Market Game                   a free-market economy, with the market’s drive toward          2.3          1.2
Demonstrate the               the market-clearing price.                                     2.4          1.3
interaction of supply                                                                        2.5          2.1
and demand and how           Apply real-life examples of market forces that                 4.1          2.2
                              influence supply and demand
market forces affect the                                                                                  2.5
prices of products.         Concepts: demand, economics, market-clearing price,                           2.7
.                           supply                                                                        6.1
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, charting,
                            decision-making, graphing, negotiating, oral and written
                            communication, working in groups




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                                                                                                       English/
                                                                                            Social
      Description                           Key Learning Objectives                                   Language       Mathematics
                                                                                           Studies
                                                                                                        Arts

Session 4: Saving,          Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV
Spending, and                Recognize ways to earn and increase wealth through             2.2          1.1
Investing                     saving and investing.                                          2.3          1.2
Explore concepts                                                                             2.4          1.3
related to consumers,        Analyze examples of wealth acquired through saving             4.1          2.1
                              and investing.
savers, and investors,                                                                       6.1          2.2
including how wealth         Evaluate different methods of saving and investing,                         2.5
increases in different        including varied risk and rewards.                          Personal        2.6
saving and investing                                                                      Finance         2.7
                            Concepts: banks as borrower and lender, economics,              1.1
options. Compare the        investing options, risk versus reward, saving options,                        6.1
characteristics, risks,                                                                    2.14.1
                            simple interest                                                 4.2
and rewards of several
options.                    Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-     4.3
                            making, oral and written communication, public speaking,        4.4
                            reading for understanding, working in groups

Session 5:                  Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV
Government's Role in         Categorize public versus private goods, and explain            2.3          1.1
the Market                    why governments intervene in the economy by                    2.4          1.2
Analyze the effect of         providing public goods.                                        2.5          1.3
government on the                                                                            4.1          2.1
economy, including           Express why individuals and businesses pay taxes.              4.2          2.2
intervention through the     Analyze the impact of the government’s role in                 6.1          2.5
production of public          protecting private property.                                                2.7
goods and services,                                                                       Personal        6.1
                            Concepts: economics, free-rider problem, non-rivalry,         Finance
taxes, and its role in      private property, public vs. private goods, public vs.
protecting private                                                                          1.4
                            private sector, taxes                                           1.5
property.
                            Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-
                            making, oral and written communication, public speaking,
                            working in groups

Session 6: Money,           Objectives: The students will:                                Economics   English I-IV    Algebra I
Inflation, and the CPI       Define inflation and demonstrate its connection to the         2.1          1.1            1.1
Learn about inflation         availability and value of money in a market, as well as        2.2          1.2            1.2
and its effect on prices,     its effect on prices and consumer purchasing power.            2.3          1.3            1.5
consumer purchasing                                                                          2.4          2.1            2.1
power, the willingness       Explain and calculate how the Consumer Price Index             2.5          2.2
                              (CPI) measures consumer prices.                                                         Algebra II
of financial institutions                                                                    4.1          2.5
to loan money, and how       Recognize that inflation can impair a market economy           4.2          2.7            1.1
the Consumer Price            by affecting consumer confidence and funds available                        6.1            1.2
Index (CPI) monitors          for investment.                                             Personal                       1.5
inflation.                                                                                Finance
                            Concepts: consumer price index (CPI), consumer                  1.1
                            purchasing power, economics, Federal Reserve System,            1.3
                            inflation, inflation rate, percentage change, United States
                            Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS)
                            Skills: analyzing information categorizing data, oral and
                            written communication, public speaking, reading for
                            understanding, solving algebraic equations, working in
                            pairs




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                                                                                                            English/
                                                                                                 Social
      Description                             Key Learning Objectives                                      Language        Mathematics
                                                                                                Studies
                                                                                                             Arts

Session 7:                  Objectives: The students will:                                     Economics   English I-IV
International Trade          Describe the significance of international trade.                   1.2          1.1
Compare trade policies                                                                            2.1          1.2
and the global economy       Analyze the impact of trade on national and                         2.3          1.3
                              international utility.
based on the increased                                                                            2.4          2.1
utility (satisfaction) of   Concepts: economic isolationism, economics,                           2.5          2.2
international trade.        international trade, regional trade, trade restrictions, tariff,      3.1          2.5
                            utility, world trade                                                  3.2          2.7
                                                                                                  3.3          6.1
                            Skills: categorizing data, evaluating information,                    3.4
                            negotiating, oral and written communication, public                   4.2
                            speaking, working in groups

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                                   JA Company Program

                                                                                             Social       English/
    Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                     Mathematics
                                                                                            Studies    Language Arts


Meeting 1:             Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students determine      determine how fundamental leadership principles create an            1.1           1.1            1.1
company values.          effective company environment                                        2.4           1.2            1.2
                        identify the company’s departmental structure and associated         4.1           1.3            1.5
                         leadership roles                                                     6.1           2.1            2.1
                                                                                                            2.2            3.1
                        discuss the company’s values                                      Personal         2.5            3.2
                        consider a company name                                           Finance          2.7            3.3
                        discuss the company’s Capitalization Plan                           4.3            6.1
                                                                                                                        Algebra II
                       Concepts: board of directors, book value, capital, corporation,                                     1.1
                       dividend, leadership, liquidation, shareholders, stock, stock                                       1.2
                       certificate, values, vision, mission                                                                1.5
                                                                                                                           3.1
                       Skills: reading for understanding, oral and written
                       communication, working in groups


Meeting 2:             Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV
Students form a         classify the components of a Business Opportunity                    1.1           1.1
company and             identify department responsibilities                                 2.4           1.2
determine department                                                                          4.1           1.3
                        approve the company Charter Application and Bylaws
responsibilities.                                                                             6.1           2.1
                        initiate a Company Capitalization plan                                             2.2
                                                                                           Personal         2.5
                       Concepts: bylaws, board of directors, bookkeeping, business         Finance
                       plan, capital, charter, dividend, human resources, liquidation,                      2.7
                                                                                             4.3            6.1
                       marketing, parliamentary procedure, production, profit, public
                       relations
                       Skills: analyzing and interpreting information, critical reading,
                       working in groups


Meeting 3:             Objectives: The students will:                                      Economics    English I-IV
Students conduct        conduct market research to isolate a target market                   1.1           1.1
market research and     develop a market survey                                              2.4           1.2
develop a business                                                                            4.1           1.3
                        analyze product options
plan.                                                                                         6.1           2.1
                        generate questions regarding each department’s Business Plan                       2.2
                       Concepts: market research, market survey                                             2.5
                                                                                                            2.7
                       Skills: product analysis, interpretation of information, working                     6.1
                       in groups




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                                                                                                 Social       English/
    Description                             Key Learning Objectives                                                        Mathematics
                                                                                                Studies    Language Arts


Meeting 4:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students select a        complete the Product Evaluation Form                                    2.4           1.1            1.1
product and establish    create sales goals for the company and individuals                      4.1           1.2            1.2
sales goals.                                                                                      6.1           1.3            1.5
                         finalize and submit department Business Plans
                                                                                                                2.1            2.1
                         select a JA company product                                                           2.2            3.1
                        Concepts: break-even point, cost-benefit analysis, fixed costs,                         2.5            3.2
                        gross profit, material cost per unit, net price, product evaluation,                    2.7            3.3
                        sales commission, variable costs                                                        6.1
                                                                                                                            Algebra II
                        Skills: gathering and organizing information, synthesizing and                                         1.1
                        evaluating data, working in groups                                                                     1.2
                                                                                                                               1.5
                                                                                                                               3.1

Meeting 5:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students participate     initiate the organization and/or production of the product              2.4           1.1            1.1
in a business meeting    maintain accurate, organized department records of all                  4.1           1.2            1.2
and approve a             transactions                                                            6.1           1.3            1.5
business plan.                                                                                                  2.1            2.1
                        Concepts: business plan, meeting agenda, parliamentary                                  2.2
                        procedure                                                                               2.5         Algebra II
                                                                                                                2.7            1.1
                        Skills: working in groups, oral and written communication,                                             1.2
                                                                                                                6.1
                        public speaking, synthesizing and evaluating information                                               1.5


Meeting 6:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students initiate        initiate purchasing materials for production                            2.4           1.1            1.1
company operations.      prepare records needed for company operations                           4.1           1.2            1.2
                                                                                                  6.1           1.3            1.5
                         identify the Sales Order Forms and the product sales process
                                                                                                                2.1            2.1
                        Concepts: business plan, production, sales                                              2.2
                                                                                                                2.5         Algebra II
                        Skills: listening, making observations, oral and written                                2.7            1.1
                        communication, working in groups                                                        6.1            1.2
                                                                                                                               1.5

Meeting 7:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students implement       refine and implement all aspects of the company Business                2.4           1.1            1.1
the business plan.        Plan                                                                    4.1           1.2            1.2
                         prepare to sell the product to the defined target market                6.1           1.3            1.5
                                                                                                                2.1            2.1
                         continue production
                                                                                                                2.2
                         maintain accurate, organized records of all transactions                              2.5         Algebra II
                                                                                                                2.7            1.1
                        Concepts: business plan, production, sales                                                             1.2
                                                                                                                6.1
                        Skills: oral and written communication, making observations,                                           1.5
                        working in groups


Meeting 8:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students implement       identify effective sales techniques and strategies                      2.4           1.1            1.1
sales strategies.        recognize ineffective production strategies and adjust                  4.1           1.2            1.2
                          accordingly                                                             6.1           1.3            1.5
                                                                                                                2.1            2.1
                        Concepts: close, production, sales call, sales strategies                               2.2
                                                                                                                2.5         Algebra II
                        Skills: oral and written communication, brainstorming, public                                          1.1
                                                                                                                2.7
                        speaking, working in groups                                                                            1.2
                                                                                                                6.1
                                                                                                                               1.5



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                                                                                            Social       English/
    Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                    Mathematics
                                                                                           Studies    Language Arts


Meeting 9:              Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students evaluate        continue sales and production of product                           2.4           1.1            1.1
business actions and     refine departmental strategies                                     4.1           1.2            1.2
propose changes to                                                                           6.1           1.3            1.5
company operations.     Concepts: best practices, group assessment, production                             2.1            2.1
                                                                                                           2.2
                        Skills: synthesizing and evaluating information, making                                        Algebra II
                                                                                                           2.5
                        observations, working in groups                                                                   1.1
                                                                                                           2.7
                                                                                                           6.1            1.2
                                                                                                                          1.5

Meeting 10:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students prepare an      identify and evaluate production and inventory needs for the       2.4           1.1            1.1
annual report.            final product sales                                                4.1           1.2            1.2
                         begin to prepare all liquidation forms and records needed for      6.1           1.3            1.5
                          the Annual Report                                                                2.1            2.1
                                                                                                           2.2            3.1
                        Concepts: annual report, liquidation, production                                   2.5            3.2
                                                                                                           2.7            3.3
                        Skills: evaluating and synthesizing information, interpreting
                                                                                                           6.1
                        production inventory, working in groups                                                        Algebra II
                                                                                                                          1.1
                                                                                                                          1.2
                                                                                                                          1.5
                                                                                                                          3.1

Meeting 11:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV
Students reflect on      explore the JA Student Center and JA Career Assessment             2.4           1.1
the JA experience         tools                                                              4.1           1.2
and consider personal    create a Personal Action Plan                                      6.1           1.3
entrepreneurial                                                                                            2.1
                         complete all Liquidation Reports                                Personal
opportunities.                                                                                             2.2
                         compile the Annual Report                                       Finance          2.5
                                                                                            1.1            2.7
                        Concepts: action plan, business opportunities, entrepreneur
                                                                                                           6.1
                        Skills: individual and company reflection and evaluation,
                        interpreting information, self-assessment


Meeting 12:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV
Students liquidate       distribute stockholder dividends                                   2.4           1.1
company assets and       celebrate their company’s success                                  4.1           1.2
present the Annual                                                                           6.1           1.3
Report.                 Concepts: liquidation, parliamentary procedure                                     2.1
                                                                                          Personal         2.2
                        Skills: individual and company reflection, group and self-        Finance          2.5
                        assessment, synthesizing and evaluating information, working in     4.3            2.7
                        groups
                                                                                                           6.1

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                                            JA Job Shadow
                                                                                      Social      English
       Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                             Mathematics
                                                                                     Studies   Language Arts


Session 1: Perfect Match    Objectives: The students will:                                      English I-IV
Students conduct mock        identify and evaluate skills based on personal                        1.1
interviews.                   experience                                                            1.2
                             demonstrate effective interviewing skills                             1.3
                                                                                                    2.1
                            Concepts: interests, interview, resume, skills                          2.2
                                                                                                    2.5
                            Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking, oral
                                                                                                    2.7
                            and written communication, public speaking, working
                                                                                                    6.1
                            in groups


Session 2: Now What?        Objectives: The students will:                                      English I-IV
Students prepare a resume    prepare a personal resume                                             1.1
in preparation for Job       evaluate work-readiness skills                                        1.2
Shadow site visit.                                                                                  1.3
                            Concepts: career cluster, resume, work-readiness                        2.1
                            skills                                                                  2.2
                                                                                                    2.5
                            Skills: analyzing and interpreting information,
                                                                                                    2.7
                            brainstorming, self-assessment
                                                                                                    3.1
                                                                                                    3.2
                                                                                                    3.3
                                                                                                    3.4
                                                                                                    6.1

Session 3: Looking Back     Objectives: The students will:                                      English I-IV
Students complete a          evaluate their personal progress                                      1.1
personal action plan.        prepare a business thank-you note                                     1.2
                                                                                                    1.3
                            Concepts: reflect and evaluate                                          2.1
                                                                                                    2.2
                            Skills: goal-setting, self-assessment, written
                                                                                                    2.5
                            communication
                                                                                                    2.7
                                                                                                    3.1
                                                                                                    3.2
                                                                                                    3.3
                                                                                                    3.4
                                                                                                    6.1

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                                        2.5
                                                                                                                               1.1
                        Concepts: business plan, production, sales                                              2.7
                                                                                                                6.1            1.2
                        Skills: oral and written communication, making observations,                                           1.5
                        working in groups


Meeting 8:              Objectives: The students will:                                         Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students implement       identify effective sales techniques and strategies                      2.4           1.1            1.1
sales strategies.        recognize ineffective production strategies and adjust                  4.1           1.2            1.2
                                                                                                  6.1           1.3            1.5
                          accordingly
                                                                                                                2.1            2.1
                        Concepts: close, production, sales call, sales strategies                               2.2
                                                                                                                            Algebra II
                                                                                                                2.5
                        Skills: oral and written communication, brainstorming, public                                          1.1
                                                                                                                2.7
                        speaking, working in groups                                                                            1.2
                                                                                                                6.1
                                                                                                                               1.5



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                                                                                           S ocial       English/
    Description                            Key Learning Objectives                                                    Mathematics
                                                                                           S tudies   Language Arts


Meeting 9:              Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students evaluate        continue sales and production of product                           2.4           1.1            1.1
business actions and                                                                         4.1           1.2            1.2
                         refine departmental strategies
propose changes to                                                                           6.1           1.3            1.5
company operations.     Concepts: best practices, group assessment, production                             2.1            2.1
                                                                                                           2.2
                        Skills: synthesizing and evaluating information, making                                        Algebra II
                                                                                                           2.5
                        observations, working in groups                                                                   1.1
                                                                                                           2.7
                                                                                                                          1.2
                                                                                                           6.1
                                                                                                                          1.5

Meeting 10:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV    Algebra I
Students prepare an      identify and evaluate production and inventory needs for the       2.4           1.1            1.1
annual report.            final product sales                                                4.1           1.2            1.2
                                                                                             6.1           1.3            1.5
                         begin to prepare all liquidation forms and records needed for
                          the Annual Report                                                                2.1            2.1
                                                                                                           2.2            3.1
                        Concepts: annual report, liquidation, production                                   2.5            3.2
                                                                                                           2.7            3.3
                        Skills: evaluating and synthesizing information, interpreting                      6.1
                        production inventory, working in groups                                                        Algebra II
                                                                                                                          1.1
                                                                                                                          1.2
                                                                                                                          1.5
                                                                                                                          3.1

Meeting 11:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV
Students reflect on      explore the JA Student Center and JA Career Assessment             2.4           1.1
the JA experience         tools                                                              4.1           1.2
and consider personal    create a Personal Action Plan                                      6.1           1.3
entrepreneurial                                                                                            2.1
opportunities.           complete all Liquidation Reports                                Personal         2.2
                         compile the Annual Report                                       Finance          2.5
                                                                                            1.1
                        Concepts: action plan, business opportunities, entrepreneur                        2.7
                                                                                                           6.1
                        Skills: individual and company reflection and evaluation,
                        interpreting information, self-assessment


Meeting 12:             Objectives: The students will:                                    Economics    English I-IV
Students liquidate       distribute stockholder dividends                                   2.4           1.1
company assets and       celebrate their company’s success                                  4.1           1.2
present the Annual                                                                           6.1           1.3
Report.                 Concepts: liquidation, parliamentary procedure                                     2.1
                                                                                          Personal         2.2
                        Skills: individual and company reflection, group and self-        Finance          2.5
                        assessment, synthesizing and evaluating information, working in     4.3
                                                                                                           2.7
                        groups
                                                                                                           6.1

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                                            JA Job Shadow
                                                                                     S ocial       English
      Description                         Key Learning Objectives                                                Mathematics
                                                                                     S tudies   Language Arts


Session 1: Perfect Match    Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Students conduct mock        identify and evaluate skills based on personal                         1.1
interviews.                   experience                                                             1.2
                                                                                                     1.3
                             demonstrate effective interviewing skills
                                                                                                     2.1
                            Concepts: interests, interview, resume, skills                           2.2
                                                                                                     2.5
                            Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking, oral                   2.7
                            and written communication, public speaking, working                      6.1
                            in groups


Session 2: Now What?        Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Students prepare a resume    prepare a personal resume                                              1.1
in preparation for Job                                                                               1.2
                             evaluate work-readiness skills
Shadow site visit.                                                                                   1.3
                            Concepts: career cluster, resume, work-readiness                         2.1
                            skills                                                                   2.2
                                                                                                     2.5
                            Skills: analyzing and interpreting information,                          2.7
                            brainstorming, self-assessment
                                                                                                     3.1
                                                                                                     3.2
                                                                                                     3.3
                                                                                                     3.4
                                                                                                     6.1

Session 3: Looking Back     Objectives: The students will:                                       English I-IV
Students complete a          evaluate their personal progress                                       1.1
personal action plan.                                                                                1.2
                             prepare a business thank-you note
                                                                                                     1.3
                            Concepts: reflect and evaluate                                           2.1
                                                                                                     2.2
                            Skills: goal-setting, self-assessment, written                           2.5
                            communication                                                            2.7
                                                                                                     3.1
                                                                                                     3.2
                                                                                                     3.3
                                                                                                     3.4
                                                                                                     6.1

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