JA Our City introduces students to the basics of financial literacy, the characteristics of cities, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money.
Students will explore zoning found within a city; the importance of money to a city, paying taxes, and how people use different methods to pay for goods and services. They also will explore how financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and news media contribute to the financial well-being of a city.
Banking, Business, Business decisions, Circular flow of money, City, City planner, Communication, Consumer, Currency, Deposit, Digital communication, Economic development, Entrepreneur, Goods, Interdependence, Interest, Jobs, Making payments, Money choices, Needs and wants, Producer, Savings account, Services, Taxes, Technology, Transaction, Withdrawal, Zones.
Addition and subtraction, Brainstorming, Conceptualizing, Critical thinking, Decision making, Developing ideas, Drawing conclusions, Following simple, multi-step directions, Identifying zones, Listening critically, Making choices, Making decisions, Making observations, Mapping information, Participating in large-group activities, Planning a business, Problem solving, Reading and writing, Teamwork, Verbal communication, Working in groups, Writing.