|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grade 5|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|JA Our Nation introduces fifth-grade students to the intersection of work readiness and upper elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with practical information about the nation's free market system and how it serves as an economic engine for businesses and careers. The curriculum also introduces the need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to meet the requirements of high-growth, high-demand careers and the concept of globalization in business.
JA Our Nation is a series of five required sessions and one optional supplemental session recommended for students in fifth grade. Each session is 45 minutes in length. Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed session plans for the volunteer and materials for 32 students.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.
|Analyzing occupations, analyzing information, brainstorming, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, decision making, estimating, following written instructions, interpersonal skills, interpreting economic issues, map reading, organizing information, prioritizing, problem solving, reasoning, speaking and listening, STEM skills, teamwork, working cooperatively, working in pairs, written communication.|
Students are introduced to the nation's free market system and how it supports businesses and careers.
Students experience how entrepreneurial thinking can spur new businesses and the opportunity for future income.
Students examine career groups and the skills needed for a variety of careers.
Students identify important work-readiness soft skills necessary for career success.
Students explore how the United States is connected to the global economy.
Students dig deeper and experience the three ways businesses are organized.