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JA OUR CITY

JA OUR CITY

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Classroom-Based

PROGRAM DURATION

5 Weeks

PROGRAM GRADE LEVEL

Elementary School (Primary 4, Primary 5, Primary 6)

PROGRAM CONCEPTS

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.

PROGRAM SKILLS

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.

PROGRAM SESSION

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Students identify the different zones used in city planning and apply the information to organize businesses.

Students examine the importance of money to a city and how people use different methods to pay for goods and services.

Students see the contributions of financial institutions to a city and how those institutions help businesses and people achieve their economic goals.

Students learn the role of an entrepreneur by exploring the process involved in starting one type of business, a restaurant. They learn how businesses promote a healthy economy within a city.

The students learn the importance of news media to the financial well-being of a city.

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