JA More Than Money®

JA More Than Money curriculum cover

Elementary School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA More than Money introduces students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

• Identify the role of money in everyday life.
• Think like entrepreneurs and identify a small business they can start.
• Learn the basic steps of starting a business.
• Consider the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money.
• Explore the opportunities of global markets

JA More Than Money is recommended for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. The program is volunteer-led and kit-based, and can be implemented as a Classroom-Based, Remote Classroom, or JA AfterSchool program. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

JA Programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, work and career readiness. Please see below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges HSBC for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA More than Money.

Program Concepts

Advertising, bank account, business, business loan, business plan, consumer, deposit, earn, employee, entrepreneur, ethics, expenses, exports, financial institutions, goods and services, identify personal interests and goals, imports, income, market research, money, money management, opportunity cost, profit, skills, withdrawal, work environment

Skills Students Learn

  • Ask relevant questions and listen for information
  • comparing and contrasting
  • computation
  • consider how to turn ideas into realities
  • consider personal traits and interests
  • deductive reasoning
  • empathy
  • following directions
  • matching and classifying
  • presentation
  • problem solving
  • reading and following directions
  • self-employed
  • teamwork
  • think and work cooperatively
  • think critically
  • use vocabulary in a meaningful way

Virtual Implementation

Remote classroom is available for JA More Than Money

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

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

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

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

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

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

2) Pick Schedule

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

3) Meet Presenter

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

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

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

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