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    • A Correlation Between the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Junior Achievement Programs Updated June 2009 JA Worldwide® One Education Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    • Overview In this document, the Junior Achievement high school programs listed below are correlated to the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) for social studies, language arts, and mathematics. Although mainly designed for the social studies, Junior Achievement programs provide many opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills. This list is not meant to be exhaustive or intended to infer that a resource will completely address any given standard or expectation, but is designed to show how it can enhance or complement efforts to do so. 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. 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. i
    • 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. Junior Achievement Presents: The NEFE High School Financial Planning Program 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. 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. ii
    • Ourselves Social Description Language Arts Mathematics Key Learning Objectives Studies Activity 1: Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Robbie’s Trip to  recognize the role of self 2.1 1.1-2 the Farm  appreciate individual differences 2.2 2.1-2 Students make choices. Concepts: barter, goods, individual, trade, voluntary exchange, volunteer, work Skills: abstract thinking, decision making, drawing, following directions, interpreting information, listening responsively, sequencing Activity 2: Angie Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication and the Carnival  define money 2.1 1.1-2 Students recognize  identify one form of money (coins) 2.2 2.1-2 coin values.  differentiate coins Concepts: buying, choices, consumer, earning, entrepreneurs, incentives, money, saving, spending, work Skills: coin recognition, coin valuation, following directions, interpreting information, listening responsively, matching Activity 3: Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Charlie Plants a  recognize the importance of working together 2.1 1.1-2 Garden  discover rewards other than money 2.2 2.1-2 Students work together to Concepts: benefit, choices, resources, rewards, work complete a task. Skills: abstract thinking, decision making, following directions, listening responsively, teamwork Activity 4: Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr K Meagan Buys a  discuss the importance of saving money 2.1 1.1-2 K.1 Present  identify a place where people save money 2.2 2.1-2 K.2 Students match  demonstrate how to save money K.3 coin values to the  name something they would like to save for K.5 costs of items. Concepts: buying, choice, costs, earning, money, Gr 1 saving, scarcity, wants, work 1.1 1.2 Skills: coin recognition, coin valuation, following 1.6 directions, listening responsively, matching Activity 5: Dylan Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication and the New  identify ways money can be used to benefit others 2.1 1.1-2 Playground  recognize the value of work 2.2 2.1-2 Students recall a  appreciate the importance of giving sequence of events. Concepts: benefit, giving, saving, scarcity, work Skills: abstract thinking, following directions, listening responsively, matching, sequencing, teamwork 03/09 3
    • Our Families Social Language Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Arts Activity 1: Our Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Families  identify what a family is 2.1 1.1-2 Students explore how  recognize how people live and work together in a 2.2 2.1-2 people in a family family work together to make the place where they Concepts: family, interdependence, job, work live a good place. Skills: analyzing information, drawing, following directions, listening responsively, matching Activity 2: Our Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Families' Needs and  explain the difference between a need and a want 2.1 1.1-2 Wants 2.2 2.1-2 Students differentiate Concepts: economic incentives, family, scarcity, between a need and a wants and needs want. Skills: decision making, differentiating, following directions, listening responsively Activity 3: Our Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Families' Jobs  define a job as work that needs to be done 2.1 1.1-2 Students explain how  identify jobs people do 2.2 2.1-2 jobs provide for family members' Concepts: business, economic incentives, needs and wants. employment, family, human resources, income, jobs, skills Skills: analyzing information, drawing, following directions, making observations Activity 4: Finding Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Our Families' Needs  interpret map symbols 2.1 1.1-2 and Wants  place various kinds of symbols for businesses and 2.2 2.1-2 Students determine services on a map where members of a  recognize how family members depend on various Geography family would go to businesses to provide their needs and wants 3.1 obtain their needs and 3.2 wants. Concepts: business, economic institutions, key, map, scarcity, symbol, wants and needs Skills: decision making, following directions, map reading, recognizing and interpreting symbols Activity 5: Paying for Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Our Families' Needs  describe various jobs at which people earn money 2.1 1.1-2 and Wants  recognize that families use money to satisfy their 2.2 2.1-2 Students demonstrate needs and wants working to pay for needs and wants. Concepts: earning, job, money, skill, spending, wants and needs, work Skills: analyzing information, following directions, listening responsively 03/09 4
    • Our Community Social Description Key Learning Objectives Language Arts Mathematics Studies Activity 1: How Does Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication a Community Work?  identify a variety of jobs in the community 2.1 1.1-2 Students identify  recognize how people live and work together in 2.2 2.1-2 typical jobs in a a community 2.4 community.  become aware of a wide range of job opportunities Geography 3.1 Concepts: business, community, interdependence, 3.2 job, skill, volunteer, wants and needs Skills: decision making, following directions, making observations, matching Activity 2: Sweet “O” Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Donuts  define production 2.1 1.1-2 Students compare two  compare unit and assembly line production 2.2 2.1-2 production strategies. methods 2.4  explain that different strategies are used to produce different types of products Concepts: assembly-line production, defect, productivity, quality, specialization and division of labor, unit production Skills: following directions, interpreting data, making observations, making predictions, role playing, teamwork Activity 3: The Role Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr K of Government  recognize government jobs in the community 2.1 1.1-2 K.1-3 Students recognize that  understand why taxation is necessary 2.2 2.1-2 K.5 the government must 2.3 collect taxes from Concepts: benefits, goods, government, services, 2.4 Gr 1 everyone to pay for taxes, 1.1-2 public services. Geography 1.6 Skills: critical thinking, following directions, 3.1 making observations, matching, role playing 3.2 Gr 2 2.1-2 2.5 Gr 3 3.1 3.6 Activity 4: A New Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Business  define choices 2.1 1.1-2 Students use the  use a decision-making model 2.2 2.1-2 decision-making  recognize the need to make informed decisions 2.4 process to make a  take personal responsibility for decisions group decision. Concepts: ballot, business, choices, decision tree, majority, trade-offs, vote, Skills: decision making, identifying choices, developing ideas, listening responsively, problem solving, teamwork 5
    • Social Description Key Learning Objectives Language Arts Mathematics Studies Activity 5: Money Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Moves 2.1 1.1-2  identify circumstances of money being Students illustrate the 2.2 2.1-2 circular flow of exchanged for goods or services 2.4 money.  recognize how money flows through a community's economy Concepts: bank, circular flow of money, goods, money, services Skills: listening responsively, role playing, making observations, following directions 03/09 6
    • Our City Language Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Mathematics Arts Activity 1: Inside Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Cities  define a city as a place where people live, 2.1 n Students identify work, play, and go to school 2.2 1.1-2 different zones in a city  learn about the different zones used in city 2.4 2.1-2 and describe the job of planning a city planner.  identify the job of city planner Geography Reading 3.1 1.1-4 Concepts: business, city, city planner, 3.2 2.1-3 economic development, jobs, volunteer, 3.1-2 zones (business, farming, industry, residential, multipurpose) Skills: applying information, drawing, following directions, making observations, mapping information, teamwork Activity 2: Building a Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Gr 2 City  understand the importance of the 2.1 n 2.1-2 Students calculate scale construction business to a city’s economy 2.2 1.1-2 2.5 measurements and  recognize the skills a builder needs 2.4 2.1-2 describe the job skills  identify how the builder's job relates to the Gr 3 of a builder. job of city planner Geography Reading 3.1 3.1 1.1-4 3.6 Concepts: blueprint, careers, jobs, quality, 3.2 2.1-3 scale construction, quality, skills, zone 3.1-2 Gr 4 4.2 Skills: decision making, interpreting 4.5 directions, mathematical interpretation and computation, teamwork, understanding and Gr 5 using scales 5.2 5.6 Activity 3: Dining Out Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Students make  make group decisions necessary to start a 2.1 n decisions about restaurant 2.2 1.1-2 operating a restaurant.  decide on a type of restaurant 2.4 2.1-2  discuss and select the best location for a restaurant Geography Reading  decide what to charge for meals 3.1 1.1-4  select an employee 3.2 2.1-3  promote the restaurant 3.1-2 Concepts: consume, consumer, entrepreneur, produce, producer, zone Skills: compiling data, conducting research, following directions, developing ideas, decision making, reading and interpreting data, role playing 7
    • Language Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Mathematics Arts Activity 4: Making Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Headlines  understand the importance of the 2.1 n Students generate a newspaper as a communication tool 2.2 1.1-2 class newspaper.  recognize the skills a reporter needs 2.4 2.1-2  generate article topics and develop article outlines Geography Reading 3.1 1.1-4 Concepts: business, city, communication, 3.2 2.1-3 Five Ws, headline, news, zone 3.1-2 Skills: developing ideas, generating topics Writing for writing, organizing writing, responding 1.1-6 to oral and written presentations, teamwork 2.1-3 3.1-3 Activity 5: You Can Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Gr 2 Bank on It  understand that one purpose of a bank is 2.1 n 2.1-2 Students carry out bank to keep money 2.2 1.1-2 2.5 transactions.  complete a simple bank transaction 2.4 2.1-2  balance a checkbook Gr 3 Reading 3.1 Concepts: ATM, bank, bank teller, 1.1-4 3.6 business, check, checking account, deposit, 2.1-3 money 3.1-2 Gr 4 4.2 Skills: listening responsively, mathematical 4.5 interpretation and computation, role playing, teamwork Gr 5 5.2 5.6 03/09 8
    • Our Region Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity 1: What are Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Regions and  define region, resource, business, and entrepreneur 2.1 1.1-2 Resources?  identify resources as natural, human, and capital 2.2 2.1-2 Students distinguish  locate a business of their choosing in a region 2.4 between natural, Reading human, and capital Concepts: business, capital resources, compass rose, Geography 1.1-4 resources. entrepreneur, goods, human resources, natural 3.1 2.1-3 resources, products, region, services, volunteer 3.2 3.1-2 Skills: following directions, making choices, map interpretation, reading, understanding symbols Activity 2: Exploring Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Resources  analyze resources in different regions 2.1 1.1-2 Students examine  list resources required to produce a good or service 2.2 2.1-2 regions of resources in  determine a location for their business based on 2.4 the United States. resources Reading Geography 1.1-4 Concepts: business, capital resources, good, human 3.1 2.1-3 resources, natural resources, products, region, 3.2 3.1-2 scarcity, service Skills: conducting research, comparing data, following directions, making choices, teamwork Activity 3: Resources Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication on the Move  identify resources involved in producing a product 2.1 1.1-2 Students examine how  define economy and specialization 2.2 2.1-2 businesses work  recognize economic interdependence in a region 2.4 together to create a and among regions Reading product. Geography 1.1-4 Concepts: business, capital resources, economy, 3.1 2.1-3 goods, human resources, interdependence, natural 3.2 3.1-2 resources, product, region, services, specialization Skills: conducting research, following directions, map reading, organizing resources Activity 4: Where's Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr 2 the Money?  define income, expenses, profit, and loss 2.1 1.1-2 2.1-2 Students calculate profit  demonstrate how a business tracks income and 2.2 2.1-2 2.5 and loss and make a expenses 2.4 group decision.  solve simple business problems Reading Gr 3 1.1-4 3.1 Concepts: advantage, business, decision, 2.1-3 3.6 disadvantage, expense, financial report, income, loss, 3.1-2 product, profit, resources Gr 4 4.2 Skills: comparing, following directions, making 4.5 decisions, math computation, problem solving, teamwork Gr 5 5.2 5.6 9
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity 5: The Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr 2 Bottom Line  understand the importance of cash flow to 2.1 1.1-2 2.1-2 Students calculate businesses 2.2 2.1-2 2.5 profits and losses.  record business income and expenses 2.4  calculate profit and loss Reading Gr 3  recognize the role of loans in business 1.1-4 3.1 2.1-3 3.6 Concepts: bottom lines, business, decisions, 3.1-2 expenses, government, income, loan, loss, profit, risk, Gr 4 taxes 4.2 4.5 Skills: building consensus, following directions, listening critically, mathematical computation, Gr 5 predicting results, selecting and applying information, 5.2 teamwork 5.6 03/09 10
    • Our Nation Social Language Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Arts Session 1: Objectives: The students will: Economics Writing What's Your Big Idea?  Experience free enterprise and entrepreneurship 2.1 1.1-6 Students practice being  Identify the key steps in the innovation process that 2.2 2.1-3 entrepreneurs by turning ideas are necessary to establish an entrepreneurial business 2.4 3.1-3 into businesses  Create an advertisement Communicatio n Concepts: Entrepreneur, Free enterprise, Goods, Profit, 1.1-2 Services 2.1-3 Skills: Creative thinking, Estimating, Teamwork, 3.1 Working in groups 3.3 Session 2: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading What is a Resource?  Describe resources, particularly human and capital 2.1 1.1-4 Students become familiar resources 2.2 2.1-3 with resources and how they  Define scarcity and opportunity cost 2.4 3.1-2 apply to technology, workers, and the needs of businesses  Discuss technology as a capital resource in demand by Communicatio and industries most businesses n 1.1-2 Concepts: Capital resources, Human resources, Natural 2.1-2 resources, Opportunity cost, Resources, Scarcity, Technology, Technophile, Technophobe Skills: Addition and subtraction, Decision-making, Reading and writing, Reasoning, Teamwork, Working in groups Session 3: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Gr 3 Job to Job  Identify the skills that support high-growth, high- 2.1 1.1-4 3.1 Students examine the skills demand needs in the workplace 2.2 2.1-3 3.6 needed by jobs that are in  Analyze their own skills to see how they fit in the 2.4 3.1-2 demand by businesses in a Gr 4 workplace Communicatio 4.2 free enterprise system Concepts: Communication, Demand, Engineering n 4.5 skills, Supply 1.1-2 2.1-2 Gr 5 Skills: Graph interpretation, Problem-solving, Reading 5.2 and writing, Teamwork, Verbal communication, 5.6 Working in groups Session 4: Objectives: The students will: Reading Cluster of Skills  Identify clusters of jobs and the background required 1.1-4 Students become familiar by those jobs 2.1-3 with job clusters and the  Create a simple resume 3.1-2 background necessary for each job Concepts: Employer, Employee, Resume Communicatio n Skills: Creative thinking, Evaluation, Oral and written 1.1-2 communication, Teamwork, Working in groups 2.1-2 11
    • Social Language Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Arts Session 5: Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Worldwide Connections  Describe specialization and competition in business 2.1 n Students examine how  Experience the global needs of many businesses 2.2 1.1-2 specialization and technology 2.4 2.1-2 have contributed to free Concepts: Competition, Globally competitive, enterprise and their effect on Specialization Geography the global business world 3.1 Skills: Communication, Decision-making, Graph 3.2 interpretation, Map reading, Problem-solving, Teamwork Supplemental Session: Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicatio Business Organization  Identify the three types of businesses organizations 2.1 n Students explore 2.2 1.1-2 entrepreneurship and free Concepts: Corporation, Partnership, Sole 2.4 2.1-2 enterprise proprietorship, Stock, Stockholders Skills: Brainstorming, Role-playing 03/09 12
    • JA More than Money Language Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Mathematics Arts Session 1: Money in Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr 3 the Bank  identify the role of money in everyday life 2.1 1.1-2 3.1 Students manage a bank  explain the benefits of a personal bank account 2.2 2.1-2 3.6 account. Concepts: bank account, deposit, earn, income, interest, Reading Gr 4 money, register, savings, withdrawal 1.1-4 4.2 2.1-3 4.5 Skills: active listening, completing forms, math 3.1-2 computation, following directions, working in groups Gr 5 5.2 5.6 Session 2: A Sense of Objectives: The students will: Economics Communication Gr 3 Worth  identify several characteristics of a positive work ethic 2.1 1.1-2 3.1 Students identify  distinguish between working for someone and self- 2.2 2.1-2 3.6 characteristics of a employment 2.4 positive work ethic and  identify ways to earn income through jobs or a small Reading Gr 4 manage a bank account. business 1.1-4 4.2  practice personal money-management skills through 2.1-3 4.5 business and ethical decision making 3.1-2 Gr 5 Concepts: business, employee, entrepreneur, income, job 5.2 skills, mentor, money management, role model, self- 5.6 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: Economics Communication Gr 3 Act  match personal skills with jobs and self-employment 2.1 1.1-2 3.1 Students connect  understand market research 2.2 2.1-2 3.6 personal interests to  identify ways to share, save, and spend personal income 2.4 possible business  practice personal money management skills Reading Gr 4 opportunities and  practice making sound, personal financial choices 1.1-4 4.2 manage a bank account  discuss ways to evenly share, save, and spend money 2.1-3 4.5 3.1-2 Concepts: interests, market research, money management, Gr 5 skills 5.2 5.6 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: Economics Communication Gr 3 Business  define the basic steps in planning and starting a 2.1 1.1-2 3.1 Students develop a business 2.2 2.1-2 3.6 business plan and  calculate operating expenses and income for a small 2.4 calculate business costs. business Reading Gr 4  develop a basic business plan based on their job skills 1.1-4 4.2 and interests 2.1-3 4.5 3.1-2 Concepts: business plan, competition, estimate, expense, Gr 5 profit, start-up cost 5.2 5.6 Skills: basic math, comparing and contrasting, deductive reasoning, problem-solving, reading and following directions, taking turns, vocabulary building 13
    • Language Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Mathematics Arts Session 5: Get Objectives: The students will: Economics Communicati Gr 3 SMART  practice using the SMART system to make consumer 2.1 on 3.1 Students apply the decisions 2.2 1.1-2 3.6 SMART decision-  identify the difference between personal and business 2.4 2.1-2 making process and spending Gr 4 manage a bank account.  manage money by making SMART business and Reading 4.2 consumer decisions 1.1-4 4.5  apply the problem-solving steps needed to own and 2.1-3 3.1-2 Gr 5 operate a business 5.2 Concepts: business consumer, money management, 5.6 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: Economics Communicati Catch?  recognize deceptive advertising 2.1 on During recognize  apply money management skills in a simulated business 2.2 1.1-2 deceptive advertising  record and track financial gains and losses in a 2.4 2.1-2 practices and manage a simulated business bank account.  promote business through advertising Reading  practice sound financial choices and cooperative 1.1-4 decision-making skills 2.1-3  apply the steps necessary to own and operate a small 3.1-2 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 03/09 14
    • JA Global Marketplace Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity One: "X" Marks Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading-Grade 6 the Spot -define trade 3.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Working in groups to -explain why countries trade with 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.2.2, identify import items found one another Economics 3.2.2 throughout the classroom, -list at least five products or items 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, students begin to recognize imported from other countries and 2.3.2a Reading-Grade 7 that trade with other locate those on a world wall map 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, countries affects their daily Concepts: trade, market, domestic Geography 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.2.2, lives. Students understand trade, international trade, imports, 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 3.2.2 that international trade exports 1.2.2b, 2.1.2, 2.2.2 occurs when nations want or Skills: interpreting maps and Reading-Grade 8 need resources or services globes, oral and written SS Skills 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, from other countries because communication, working in groups, 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 2.2.2, 3.2.2 they themselves cannot gathering and organizing 1.1.2f, 2.1.2a, satisfy those needs and information 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, Writing wants at reasonable costs. 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Activity Two: You Be the Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading-Grade 6 Judge -identify quotas, tariffs, subsidies, 3.1.2a, 3.1.2b, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Students will learn that embargoes, and standards as trade 3.2.2a, 3.2.2b, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, nations use several methods barriers governments use to control 3.2.2c, 4.2.2a 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, to increase their trade trade and increase benefits for their 2.1.7, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, benefits. Agreements with countries Economics 2.4.1, 3.2.2 one or more countries often -describe how multilateral 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, are made to facilitate trade agreements can facilitate trade 2.2.2a, 2.3.2b, Reading-Grade 7 and avoid conflict. -describe how the World Trade 3.1.2b 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Organization (WTO) functions as a 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, court to help nations settle trade Geography 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, disputes 1.2.2b, 2.2.2, 2.1.7, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, Concepts: trade barrier, quota, 3.1.2a, 3.1.2b 2.4.1, 3.2.2 subsidy, embargo, tariff, standard Skills: interpreting information; SS Skills Reading-Grade 8 critical reading; persuasion, 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, compromise, and bargaining; 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, analyzing points of view 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.2.4, 3.1.3d, 3.1.3f 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 Writing 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 15
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity Three: Let's Make Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 a Deal -explain how cultural practices vary 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Students work in groups to from country to country 2.2.2a, 2.3.2b 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, identify and understand the -develop group plans to create a 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, business practices used in food franchise by learning about the Geography 2.1.7, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, other countries. Students business practices of select countries 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 discover that business Concepts: business practices, 3.3.2b, 3.3.2c practices vary from country culture, trade, franchise Reading-Grade 7 to country and that Skills: gathering and organizing SS Skills 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, understanding these information; interpreting maps, 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, practices can have a positive graphs, and charts; working in 1.1.2f, 2.1.2a, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, impact on trade. groups; oral and written 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, 2.1.7, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, communication 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d 2.4.1, 3.2.2 Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 Writing 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Activity Four: People Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading-Grade 6 Power -describe reasons why people move 3.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Students discover how the from one country to another, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, movement of people particularly those seeking economic Economics 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, facilitates international trade. opportunity 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 2.1.7, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, They discuss examples of -give examples of contributions 2.1.2a 2.4.1, 3.2.2 immigration and, through immigrants bring to the new creative activities, gain countries and the hardships they Geography Reading-Grade 7 insight into the lives of often endure 1.2.2b, 3.3.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, immigrants. They learn that -identify global trade and 3.3.2c 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.3, economic opportunity often immigration as a means of 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, is the driving force behind international exchange of human SS Skills 2.1.7, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, immigration and global resources 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 trade. Concepts: global trade, immigrate, 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, emigrate, entrepreneur, human 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, Reading-Grade 8 resources 3.1.3d 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, Skills: brainstorming, critical 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, thinking, making observations, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.2.3, working in groups, oral and written 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 communication Writing 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 16
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity Five: World of Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Words -describe how improvements in 2.4.2a, 2.4.2b 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, Students discover how technology and transportation and 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 3.2.2 1.1.5, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, advances in communication the sharing of ideas have impacted Geography 3.2.2, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 and transportation have the flow of information and 1.2.2b, 3.2.2b, Reading-Grade 7 improved productivity and increased productivity 3.3.2b, 3.3.2c 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Grade 7 facilitated world trade. From -calculate productivity 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 3.2.2 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, moveable type to the -list examples of technological History 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 2.2.1, Internet, students trace the developments throughout history 2.2.2 Reading-Grade 8 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 5.3.1 international flow of Concepts: productivity, technology, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, information and its impact input, output SS Skills 3.2.2 Grade 8 on world economies. Skills: brainstorming, critical 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, reading, making observations, oral 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, Writing 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 2.2.1, and written communication, 3.1.3a, 3.1.3d 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.1, working in groups, math 3.5 5.3.1 calculations Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Activity Six: World of Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Money -explain why international trade 3.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, To participate in requires an exchange of currency 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 3.2.2 1.1.5, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, international trade, -convert U.S. dollars into another Economics 5.3.1 businesses and individuals currency using an exchange rate 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, Reading-Grade 7 must be able to purchase -give possible reasons that countries 3.2.2b 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Grade 7 goods and services from might support or oppose a common 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 3.2.2 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, each other. Students will currency Geography 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 2.2.1, learn that countries have Concepts: exchange rates, currency 1.2.2b, 3.3.2b Reading-Grade 8 2.2.2, 5.3.1 different currencies with Skills: interpreting graphs and 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, different values. To purchase charts, gathering and organizing History 3.2.2 Grade 8 goods from another country, information, math calculations, 1.1.2b 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, it usually is necessary to use working in groups Writing 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 2.2.1, that country's currency. SS Skills 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1 Some European countries 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, have facilitated the currency 1.1.2f, 2.1.2a, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 exchange process by 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, adopting the euro as a 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d Communication common currency. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 17
    • JA America Works Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: Who Am I? Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Immigrants flocked to the -provide examples of immigrants’ 1.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, United States during the contributions to the U.S. economy 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, second half of the 19th during the 19th century Geography 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, century (1800s), bringing a -identify key information and 3.3.2a 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, variety of languages, characteristics related to select 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 customs, and cultural immigrant groups History practices. Immigrants made Concepts: competition, emigration, 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, Reading-Grade 7 many contributions to their immigration, pull factor, push factor US1.2.2, 1.3.2 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, new home, especially to its Skills: reading and interpreting data, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, economy and workforce. working in groups SS Skills 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, Students learn more about 1.1.2d, 2.1.2a, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, these contributions and about 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 the immigrants themselves 3.1.3d, 3.1.3e through reviewing Reading-Grade 8 biographical summaries and 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, identifying immigrant 1.4.3, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, groups, based on clues 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, provided in the text. 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Two: Roughing It Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Students recognize the -give examples of how pioneers or 1.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, significance agriculture settlers used their knowledge, skills, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, played in the economic and experience to acquire a Geography 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, development of the United homestead and produce food for 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 2.1.7, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, States through various themselves and others 1.2.2b, 2.2.2 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 examples provided during -recognize the significant role this session. Working in agriculture played in the economic History Reading-Grade 7 groups, students take the role development of the United States 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, of pioneers who moved during the 1800s US1.2.2 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, across the American West to -identify the risk factors as well as 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, participate in the Homestead the costs and benefits involved in SS Skills 2.1.7, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, Act of 1862. Students learn making a decision 1.1.2d, 2.1.2a, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 there are opportunity costs in Concepts: benefit, cost, cost-benefit 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, each decision analysis, entrepreneurship, 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d, Reading-Grade 8 they make. opportunity cost, risk 3.1.3e, 3.1.3f 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, Skills: decision-making; gathering, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, interpreting, and organizing 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.2.2, information; oral and written 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, communication; working in groups 2.4.5 Writing 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 18
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Three: Strike-It- Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Rich -identify examples of natural 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, Students learn how natural resources 2.1.2b, 2.3.2a, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.8, 3.3.1, 5.3.1 resources played a -describe the boomtown businesses 2.3.2b, 3.2.2b 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, significant role in the that were needed to support the 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, Grade 7 development of the miners and mining industry Geography 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.1.7, United States economy. Concepts: boomtown, demand, 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 1.1.8, 3.3.1, 5.3.1 They also look at how entrepreneurship, natural resources, 1.2.2b Reading-Grade 7 supply and demand, job opportunity cost, supply 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Grade 8 opportunities, Skills: gathering information, math History 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, entrepreneurship, and mining calculations, working in groups 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 3.3.1, 5.3.1 played a part in the rise and US1.2.2 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, fall of boomtowns during the 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 California Gold Rush. SS Skills 1.1.2d, 2.1.2a, Reading-Grade 8 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 3.1.3e 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 Writing 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Four: In Pursuit of Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Progress -list several basic modes of 1.2.2a, 2.4.2b 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Students learn about transportation used in 19th-century 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, prevalent modes of America Geography 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, transportation used in -identify the productive resources— 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, America during the 19th natural, human, and capital—that 1.2.2b, 3.2.2b 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 century. They also work in influenced the development of groups to identify the transportation during the 19th History Reading-Grade 7 productive resources— century 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, natural, human, and capital Concepts: capital resources, human US1.2.2, 2.2.2 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, —that were necessary for the resources, modes of transportation, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, expansion of transportation natural resources, productive SS Skills 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, during that time period. They resources 1.1.2d, 2.1.2a, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 play a game that simulates Skills: analyzing information, 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, competition between a gathering and organizing 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d, Reading-Grade 8 railroad company and a canal information, oral communication, 3.1.3e 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, company to construct a working in groups 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, transportation route between 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, two towns. 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 Writing 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 19
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Five: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Communication -explain how methods of 2.3.2b, 2.4.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Transformation communication developed in the 2.4.2b 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, Students learn how different 1800s helped expand commerce in 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, means of communication the United States Geography 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, developed in America during -explain how the invention of the 1.2.2b 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 the 19th century. They are telegraph expanded business introduced to the telegraph, opportunities across America History Reading-Grade 7 one prominent form of Concepts: communication, 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, communication developed innovation, technology, telegraphy US1.2.2, 2.2.2 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, and used during that time Skills: decision-making, decoding 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, that helped to expand messages, encoding messages, SS Skills 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, commerce across the working in groups 1.1.2d, 1.1.2e, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 country. Students learn about 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, and then use Morse Code to 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, Reading-Grade 8 decipher messages in the 3.1.3d, 3.1.3e 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, same way Americans did 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, during the 19th century. 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 Writing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Six: Now What? Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Students learn how -describe how industrialization led 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, entrepreneurs bring to increased productivity during the 2.4.2a, 2.4.2b 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, innovative and affordable 19th century 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, products to market. They -describe the role of entrepreneurs History 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, learn how industrialization in bringing new products to market 1.1.2a, 1.1.2b, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 increases productivity. -create a plan for a new innovation US1.2.2, 2.2.2 Concepts: entrepreneurship, Reading-Grade 7 industrialization, innovation, SS Skills 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, invention, productivity, scarcity 1.1.2d, 2.1.2a, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, Skills: analyzing information, 2.1.2b, 3.1.3a, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, critical thinking skills, oral 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, communication, planning, working 3.1.3e 2.4.1, 2.4.5 in groups Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 20
    • JA Economics for Success Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity One: Mirror, Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Mirror -explain self-knowledge 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 3.2.2, 5.3.1 Students make choices to -identify careers of interest and how 2.1.2a 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, understand the concept of they are classified within the world 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, Grade 7 self-knowledge—their skills, of work SS Skills 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 5.3.1 interests, and values—and Concepts: self-knowledge, world of 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.3.1, 2.4.1 the structure of the world of work, choices, careers, skills, 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, Grade 8 work as they consider interests, values 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 7 5.3.1 education, career, and other Skills: working in groups, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, life choices. classifying information, oral and 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, written communication, self- 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, assessment 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.5 Writing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Activity Two: You Decide Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Students learn the steps to -identify and explain when it is 1.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.6, 3.2.2 reflective decision-making, a important to use reflective decision- 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, process important to use making SS Skills 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, Grade 7 when making major -apply reflective decision-making to 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 1.1.2, 1.1.5 decisions. They play the education and career decisions 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, 2.3.1, 2.4.1 game Choose Your Success, Concepts: decision-making, world 3.1.3d in which reflective decision- of work, self-knowledge, Reading-Grade 7 making is applied to consequences 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, education and career Skills: critical thinking, oral and 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, options. written communication, math 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, calculations, working in groups 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.5 Writing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 21
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity Three: Choose Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Your Success -apply decision-making strategies to 1.1.2a 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, Students apply their education and career choices 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.8, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 knowledge of decision- -recognize the importance of staying SS Skills 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, making, self-knowledge, and in school 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, Grade 7 the world of work by again -understand the relationship 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, 2.3.1, 2.4.1 1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.1.7, playing the Choose Your between education and success in 3.1.3d 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.2.2 Success game. Students can life Reading-Grade 7 apply the lessons they Concepts: decision-making, self- 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Grade 8 learned during the previous knowledge, world of work, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.2.1 activity to learn the consequences 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, importance of the Skills: critical thinking, oral and 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, relationship between written communication, math 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 education, work, and calculations, working in groups opportunities for success. Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.5 Writing 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Activity Four: Keeping Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Your Balance -recognize that a balanced budget is 1.1.2a, 3.1.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2,1.1.3, Students receive Occupation important for workers of all income 3.2.2b 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, Cards and observe how levels 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 2.1.1, different jobs provide -differentiate between gross and net SS Skills 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, different monthly salaries. income 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.2.2 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, Based on these monthly -name ways to balance a budget 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 salaries, students evaluate Concepts: needs, wants, 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 7 the opportunity costs of occupation, salary, gross income, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, Grade 7 decisions to form a budget. net income, taxes, opportunity cost, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.1, 1.1.2,1.1.3, They compare their spending budget 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, decisions to suggested Skills: critical thinking, interpreting 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 1.1.8, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, amounts. data, decision-making, math 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 2.2.2, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, calculations 3.2.2 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1 Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, Grade 8 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 2.4.5, 3.2.2 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.2.1, Writing 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 22
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Activity Five: Savvy Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Shopper -identify the opportunity costs 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2,1.1.3, Students examine how associated with using cash and 2.3.2a, 2.3.2b, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, consumers pay for goods credit 3.2.2b 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 3.2.2, and services. They discuss -explain the advantages and 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 3.3.1, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 the advantages and disadvantages of using credit SS Skills 2.3.1, 2.4.1 disadvantages of using cash -identify appropriate situations to 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, Grade 7 and credit, and participate in use cash and credit 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, Reading-Grade 7 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.5, an activity that reinforces Concepts: opportunity cost, credit, 3.1.3d 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 2.1.1, their understanding of the interest, debt 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.1, cost of credit. Skills: problem-solving, working in 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 4.2.1, groups, math calculations 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 5.3.2 Reading-Grade 8 Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 2.4.5 5.1.1, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Activity Six: Running the Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Risk -identify ways people try to avoid 1.1.2a, 2.1.2a, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 3.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 Students learn that life risk 2.3.2a, 3.2.2b 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, involves risks and that -explain how insurance provides 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, Grade 7 insurance helps to reduce the benefits SS Skills 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 1.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, financial consequences of -identify the opportunity cost of 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.3.1, 2.4.1 4.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 risk. Students examine how having insurance 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, insurance premiums vary for Concepts: risk, opportunity cost, 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 7 Grade 8 different people and benefit, insurance 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.2.2, different policies. They role- Skills: problem-solving, critical 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 5.3.1, 5.3.2 play to demonstrate how thinking, role-playing, oral 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, insurance can reduce the communication, working in groups 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, cost of medical, home, and 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 auto emergencies. Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 23
    • JA It's My Business! Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: I Am an Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Entrepreneur -define entrepreneurship 1.1.2a 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, Working in groups, students -identify four key entrepreneurial 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 1.1.8, 3.3.1 play the E-Quiz Game Show. characteristics SS Skills 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, They begin to identify -recognize personal entrepreneurial 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.4.5 Grade 7 entrepreneurial characteristics 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, 1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.1.7, characteristics they possess Concepts: business, customer, 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 7 1.1.8, 3.3.1 by learning about the lives of entrepreneur, innovative, product, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, entrepreneurs both past and profit, service 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, Grade 8 present. Skills: active listening, deductive 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, reasoning, following directions, 2.4.5 3.3.1 group work, self-assessment Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Two: I Can Change Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 the World -describe how entrepreneurs fill a 1.1.2a, 2.3.2b 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.1.8, 4.2.2, 5.3.1, Students work in groups to market need 1.4.3, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 5.3.1 complete a blueprint for a -discuss the role of market research SS Skills 3.2.2 Teen Club. They identify in determining market need and 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, Grade 7 the first entrepreneurial competitive advantage 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, Reading-Grade 7 1.1.4, 1.1.8, 1.3.1, characteristic—Fill a Need— Concepts: apprentice, creative, fill a 3.1.3d 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 4.2.2, 5.3.1 by considering customer need, innovative, market, market 1.4.3, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, needs and brainstorming research, self-taught 3.2.2 Grade 8 product design. They begin Skills: active listening, 1.1.4, 1.1.8, 1.3.2, to identify the skills and brainstorming, estimating, group Reading-Grade 8 4.2.2, 5.3.1 knowledge needed to start a work, measuring, problem-solving 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, business. 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 24
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Three: I Know My Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Customer -create effective advertisements for 1.1.2a, 2.3.2b 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, Working in groups, students a variety of businesses 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, recognize the second Concepts: advertising, customer, SS Skills 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1 entrepreneurial characteristic market, marketing, product 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, —Know Your Customer and Skills: creative thinking, critical 3.1.3a, 3.1.3b, Reading-Grade 7 Product. They discover thinking, decision-making, group 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, ways to market specific work, self-assessment 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, products to the appropriate 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1 customers. Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Four: I Have an Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Grade 6 Idea -recognize how being creative and 1.1.2a, 2.3.2b, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, Students participate in an innovative are necessary 3.2.2b 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 1.1.8, 3.3.1, 5.3.1 auction designed to highlight entrepreneurial skills for starting a 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, creative and innovative business SS Skills 2.2.4, 2.4.1 Grade 7 entrepreneurs and their -verbally defend their decisions 2.1.2a, 3.1.3a, 1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.1.7, businesses. Concepts: auction, auctioneer, bid, 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 7 1.1.8, 3.3.1, 5.3.1 creative, innovative, profit 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, Skills: active listening, critical 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, Grade 8 thinking, money management, self- 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.1.8, assessment 2.2.4, 2.4.1 3.3.1, 5.3.1 Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 25
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Five: I See a Need Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading-Grade 6 By analyzing current -analyze how entrepreneurs use their 4.2.2a, 4.3.2b 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, examples of social knowledge and abilities to create 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, entrepreneurs, students businesses Economics 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, identify businesses they can -develop business plans based on set 1.1.2a, 1.2.2a, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 start. They examine ways criteria 2.3.2b, 3.2.2a, entrepreneurs use the four Concepts: business plan, fill a need, 3.2.2b Reading-Grade 7 entrepreneurial know your customer and product, be 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, characteristics to develop creative and innovative, social SS Skills 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, their business plan. entrepreneur 1.1.2e, 1.1.2f, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, Skills: analyzing information, 2.1.2a, 2.1.2b, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 critical thinking, group work, 3.1.3a, 3.1.3c, problem-solving, self-assessment 3.1.3d Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Six: Celebrate Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading-Grade 6 Entrepreneurs! -identify characteristics they share 1.1.2a 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, Students create Entrepreneur with entrepreneurs 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, Profile Cards to showcase -create a Personal Entrepreneur SS Skills 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, their understanding of the Profile 2.1.2a, 3.1.3a, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 fourth entrepreneurial Concepts: fill a need, know your 3.1.3c, 3.1.3d characteristic—Believe in customer and product, be creative Reading-Grade 7 Yourself. and innovative, believe in yourself, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, entrepreneur profile 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, Skills: analyzing, creative thinking, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, critical thinking, decision-making, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 interpreting information, point of view, self-assessment Reading-Grade 8 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.5 Writing 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 26
    • JA Banks in Action Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: The Building Objectives: The students will: History Reading 1.1, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 Blocks of Banking -examine banking history 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Students will study banking -describe how banks earn profits 2.1, 2.2, 3.2 basics, including exploring -recognize the effects of sound Economics the history of the industry, its financial decisions 1.1, 2.1, 3.2 Writing primary operations and Concepts: banking, products, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 procedures, and its products services, profits SS Skills and services. Skills: active listening, following 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Communication directions, group discussion, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, interpreting information, math 2.3 computation, reading, teamwork Session Two: The Spread Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, Students are introduced to -identify four types of short-term 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.2, 3.3, 5.2, 5.3 short-term deposit and loan deposit and loan products 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3 products. They play a game -explain why short-term deposit SS Skills that illustrates how a bank’s interest rates are typically low 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Writing income is affected by spread -explain why short-term loan rates 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 (the difference between the are typically high interest rate a bank charges -describe how banks earn income Communication borrowers and the rate it based on spread 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, pays depositors). Concepts: liquidity, short-term 2.3 deposit products, short-term loan products, interest rates Skills: active listening, analyzing information, critical thinking, decision-making, following directions, math computation, teamwork Session Three: Decide on Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, Short-Term Products -identify key banking terms 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, Students will review the key -understand the features of the JA 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 terms introduced during the Banks in Action simulation SS Skills 3.3 previous sessions. Then they -use the JA Banks in Action 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 will be introduced to the JA simulation to make short-term Communication Banks in Action computer deposit and loan rate decisions 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, simulation and compete in Concepts: interest rates, short-term 2.3 the game by adjusting short- deposit products, short-term loan term deposit and loan rates products, spread to become the team with the Skills: active listening, analyzing greatest assets. information, computing, critical thinking, decision-making, following directions, math computation, teamwork 27
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Four: Long-Term Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, Opportunity -identify long-term deposit and 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.2, 3.3, 5.2, 5.3 Students learn about long- long-term loan products 3.2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 term deposit and long-term -explain why long-term deposit loan products. They work in interest rates are higher than short- SS Skills Writing teams to determine the best term deposit interest rates 2.1, 3.1 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 banking products for a -explain why long-term loan rates variety of scenarios. Students are lower than short-term loan rates Communication also consider capacity, -explain the importance of balancing 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, character, and collateral assets and liabilities 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 when deciding whether or Concepts: central bank, interest not to approve or deny a loan rates, long-term deposit products, application. long-term loan products, reserve requirement Skills: active listening, analyzing information, critical thinking, decision-making, math computation, problem-solving, public speaking, reading, teamwork Session Five: Decide on Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, Long-Term Products -explain the importance of balancing 1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, Students complete a flow assets and liabilities 3.2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 chart that demonstrates -use the JA Banks in Action 3.3 balancing assets and computer simulation to make long- SS Skills liabilities. They also make term deposit and loan rate decisions 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Writing long-term deposit and loan Concepts: interest rates, long-term 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 interest-rate decisions using deposit products, long-term loan the JA Banks in Action products Communication computer simulation. Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, critical thinking, decision-making, 2.3 math computation, problem-solving, teamwork Session Six: Spend Money Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, to Make Money -analyze costs and benefits of a 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, By analyzing a variety of variety of research and development 3.2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 banking research and options 3.3 development options, bank -identify a list of benefits to promote SS Skills teams identify the best to the public 2.1, 3.1 Writing investment option. Then the -make research and development 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 teams create a list of benefits and marketing decisions that can be used to promote Concepts: research and Communication their investment. They also development, marketing 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, make research and Skills: active listening, computer 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 development and marketing skills, cost-benefit analysis, critical decisions using the JA Banks thinking, decision-making, math in Action computer computation, public speaking simulation. 28
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Seven: Behind the Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Scenes -analyze a variety of banking 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Students analyze a variety of careers 3.2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, banking job descriptions. In -identify opportunities to invest in 3.3 teams, they will identify their own human capital SS Skills ways in which they can Concepts: banking careers, human 2.1, 3.1 Writing invest in their own human capital 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 capital. Skills: active listening, critical thinking, decision-making, reading, Communication teamwork 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Session Eight: The Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, Competition—Bank of -describe how key banking 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, Choice decisions affect bank performance 3.2 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 Students review the banking Concepts: interest rates, marketing, 3.3 concepts explored in research and development SS Skills previous sessions. Using this Skills: computer skills, critical 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Writing knowledge, they compete in thinking, data analysis, decision- 2.2, 3.3 a classroom competition to making, math computation become the banking team Communication with the most assets—the 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, Bank of Choice. 2.3 05/07 29
    • JA Be Entrepreneurial Social English Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Language Arts Session One: Introduction Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading to Entrepreneurship  Recognize the elements of a successful business start-up 5.3.1 1 Students test their  Evaluate myths and facts about entrepreneurship 2 knowledge about  Consider product-development options Gr 11 3 entrepreneurship, and they 2.1.1 begin the process to select a Concepts: entrepreneur, entrepreneurial spirit, non-profit Communication business, product development, social entrepreneur Gr 12 1 product or service for a 2.4.1 business venture. 2 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: Gr 9 Reading Business?  Recognize the importance of carefully selecting a 5.3.1 1 Students select a product or product or service before starting a business 2 service for a business  Apply passions, talents, and skills to a market-needs Gr 11 3 venture. assessment to determine the basis of a business plans. 2.1.1 Communication Concepts: entrepreneur, franchise, non-profit business, Gr 12 1 product development 2.4.1 2 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision- making, evaluating alternatives, oral and written communication, presenting information, reading for understanding, working pairs Session Three: Who’s My Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading Customer?  Recognize the importance of analyzing markets 5.3.1 1 Students analyze potential  Apply a needs assessment to the market available to a 2 markets. specific product Gr 11 3 2.1.1 Concepts: advertisement, entrepreneur, customer, Communication demographic, market needs, marketing Gr 12 1 2.4.1 2 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision- making, evaluating alternatives, graphic presentation, oral and written communication, presenting information, reading for understanding, working in groups Session Four: What’s My Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading Advantage?  Define competitive advantages and recognize them in 5.3.1 1 Students determine how to other businesses 2 set a product apart from  Express the importance of selecting competitive Gr 11 3 competition. advantages that offer an edge over the competition for a 2.1.1 product and market 2.2.2 Communication 1 Concepts: competitive advantages, customer, entrepreneur, Gr 12 2 profit, product 2.4.1 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision- making, evaluating alternatives, graphic presentation, oral and written communication, presenting information, reading for understanding, working in groups 30
    • Social English Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Language Arts Session Five: Competitive Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading Advantages  Evaluate competitive advantages 5.3.1 1 Students decide how to set a  Select competitive advantages that will drive a 2 product or service apart from developing business venture Gr 11 3 the competition. 2.1.1 Concepts: competitive advantages, entrepreneur, profit 2.2.2 Communication 1 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision- Gr 12 2 making, evaluating alternatives, oral and written 2.4.1 communication, reading for understanding, working in groups Session Six: Ethics Are Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading Good for Business  Evaluate short- and long-term consequences in making 5.1.1 1 Students consider ethical decisions 5.3.1 2 consequences in making  Express that being ethical can be good for business 3 ethical business decisions. Gr 11 Concepts: consequences, entrepreneur, ethical dilemma, 2.1.1 Communication ethics, social responsibility, stakeholder 1 Gr 12 2 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision- 2.4.1 making, expressing multiple viewpoints, evaluating 5.1.1 alternatives, oral and written communication, reading for understanding, weighing consequences, working in pairs Session Seven: The Objectives: The students will: Gr 9 Reading A1.1 Business Plan  Compile entrepreneurial elements into a sample business 5.3.1 1 A1.8 Students compile a sample plan 2 business plan. Gr 11 3 Concepts: business plan, competitive advantages, 2.1.1 entrepreneur, ethics, financing, management, market, Communication product development Gr 12 1 2.4.1 2 Skills: analyzing information, business planning, categorizing data, decision-making, evaluating alternatives, oral and written communication, reading for understanding, working in pairs 06/09 31
    • JA Business Ethics Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: Introduction Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading to Ethics—Ethos Island -define ethics and interdependence 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students participate in a -express the rationale of the 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 simulation that introduces importance of ethical behavior in an Civics 3.1, 3.2 them to the topic of ethics. interdependent group—personal 4.1 They examine the rationale interest versus society’s best interest Writing for ethical standards in an -recognize how ethics are different SS Skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, interdependent group. from rules 2.1, 3.1 3.3 Concepts: ethics, interdependence, ethics versus rules, ethics rationale Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, categorizing data, decision-making, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 oral and written communication, public speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups Session Two: Personal Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading Ethics—Values, Goals, and -evaluate personal values in ethical 4.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Choices dilemmas 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Students analyze personal -articulate and identify the steps SS Skills 3.1, 3.2 ethical beliefs and examine necessary to maintain and 2.1, 3.1 their own values and goals. accomplish personal values and Writing Students begin to make plans goals 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, for achieving one-, five-, and -recognize the importance of 3.3 ten-year goals. identifying and understanding personal values as a means of Communication avoiding unethical choices 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, Concepts: ethics, beliefs, values, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 ethical dilemmas, goals, goal obstructions, goal assistants Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-making, oral and written communication, public speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups Session Three: Ethical Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading Dilemmas—How to -recognize their assumptions and 4.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Decide? beliefs about ethics and how their 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, Students are introduced to views align with the major theories SS Skills 3.1, 3.2 four major ethics theories of ethics 2.1, 3.1 and apply them to scenarios Concepts: ethics, ethical dilemma, Writing while analyzing their own making ethical decisions 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, ethical philosophy. Skills: analyzing information, 3.3 categorizing data, decision-making, oral and written communication, Communication public speaking, reading for 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, understanding, working in groups 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 32
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Four: Work Ethics Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading —Ethical Decision-Making -apply an ethical decision-making 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Students explore an ethical process to workplace dilemmas 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, decision-making model and -evaluate possible changes to their Civics 3.1, 3.2 evaluate their personal own decision-making processes 4.1 decision-making processes. Concepts: ethics, ethical dilemmas, Writing stakeholder, gatekeeper, ethical SS Skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, decision-making, values 2.1, 3.1 3.3 Skills: analyzing information, categorizing data, decision-making, Communication oral and written communication, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, public speaking, reading for 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 understanding, working in groups Session Five: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Organizational Ethics -express ethical conflicts as 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.3 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Students explore situations vary by job and 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, professional duties and department in a business Civics 3.1, 3.2 ethical conflicts within -apply to the scenarios information 4.1 various departments in a about each department’s potential Writing business. Working in groups, ethical challenges SS Skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, they apply their knowledge Concepts: ethics, ethical dilemma, 2.1, 3.1 3.3 to a real-life situation. organizational ethics, ethical challenges in job responsibilities Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, categorizing data, decision-making, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 oral and written communication, public speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups Session Six: Social Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Responsibility -recognize and apply the two 1.1, 1.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, students prevalent theories of social 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, explore two prevalent, but responsibility in business ethics Civics 3.1, 3.2 conflicting, theories of social -evaluate personal values related to 4.1 responsibility in business the theories of social responsibility Writing ethics and compare their in business ethics SS Skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, personal beliefs and Concepts: ethical obligations, 2.1, 3.1 3.3 behaviors with both theories. profit, social responsibility theories, stakeholders, stockholders Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, categorizing data, decision-making, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 oral and written communication, public speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups 33
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Seven: Global Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Business Ethics— -recognize the connection between 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Multinational Issues interdependence, social 3.1 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, Through a role-playing responsibility choices, and ethical 3.1, 3.2 activity, students explore decision-making through Civics several complex ethical exploration of global issues 4.1, 4.3 Writing issues found in global Concepts: ethics, board of directors, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, business. This culminating multinational corporation, global SS Skills 3.3 session incorporates overall business issues, profit, values 2.1, 3.1 program concepts. Skills: analyzing information, Communication categorizing data, decision-making, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, oral and written communication, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 public speaking, reading for understanding, working in groups 05/08 34
    • JA Careers with a Purpose Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: A Sense of Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Purpose -explain the concept of life roles 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students explore the various -express their skills, interests, and 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, roles they will play in their values SS Skills 3.2 lives and how their own -select maxims that help define their 2.1, 3.1 skills, interests, and values noble purpose Writing will help define those roles. Concepts: career choices, life roles, 2.2, 3.3 maxim, noble purpose, world of work Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, building self-confidence, oral and 2.3 written communication, working in groups Session Two: What Do You Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Value? -define their values 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students discuss values and Concepts: career choices, life roles, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, the ways in which they maxim, noble purpose, world of SS Skills 3.2 prefer to work. They explore work 2.1, 3.1 scenarios in which their Skills: analyzing information, Writing values are tested and work building self-confidence, oral and 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 decisions are made, and then written communication, working in examine how they arrive at groups Communication their decisions. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2. 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 Session Three: What’s in a Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Name? Jobs vs. Careers -explain the differences between a 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students explore the job and a career with a noble 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, differences between a job purpose SS Skills 3.2 and a career and learn how -understand that their skills, 2.1, 3.1 they can apply their skills, interests, and values align with Writing interests, and values to a multiple career options 2.2, 3.3 career with a noble purpose. Concepts: career, job, noble purpose Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, categorizing data, oral and written 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 communication, public speaking, working in groups 35
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Four: The World Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading of Work -identify a way to structure the 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students explore the world world of work 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, of work and see how their -analyze their skills, interests, and SS Skills 3.2 skills, interests, and values values, and explore career clusters, 2.1, 3.1 align with various career pathways, and careers Writing clusters, pathways, and Concepts: career, job, noble 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 careers. purpose Skills: analyzing information, Communication categorizing data, oral and written 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, communication, public speaking, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 working in groups Session Five: Your Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Decisions -follow a decision-making process 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students make decisions as if to make choices about work 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, they were employed in a Concepts: career, job, noble SS Skills 3.2 real-world, high-growth, purpose 2.1, 3.1 high-demand industry. Skills: analyzing information, Writing categorizing data, oral and written 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 communication, public speaking, working in groups Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 Session Six: Your Code of Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Conduct -explain how personal ethics can 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 Students discuss ethics in the affect business decisions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 workplace and understand Concepts: career, job, noble Civics how personal ethics and purpose 4.1 Writing business ethics can intersect. Skills: analyzing information, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 categorizing data, oral and written SS Skills communication, public speaking, 2.1, 3.1 Communication working in groups 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 Session Seven: Take Action Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Students use a decision- -make a decision about what they 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 making process to consider plan to do in the future 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 post-high school career Concepts: career, job, noble SS Skills options. purpose 2.1, 3.1 Writing Skills: analyzing information, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 categorizing data, oral and written communication, working in groups Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 05/08 36
    • JA Economics Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Topic One: Introduction to Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, Economics -describe the nature of human wants 1.2, 2.3 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, Chapters 1 and 2 introduce and how they are satisfied 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 the basic economic problems -identify and define the four factors Economics 3.1, 3.2 facing all societies and focus of production 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, on the structure and values -define the meanings of scarcity and 2.3, 2.4, 3.1 Writing underlying the U.S. opportunity cost 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, economic system. -explain the key ideas in the SS Skills 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, economic way of thinking 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 -explain what it means to think at the margin Communication -describe the choices businesses 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, face and a major goal of business 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 -identify the basic economic decisions facing all societies -describe the two branches of economics -explain why private property, specialization, voluntary exchange, the price system, market competition, and entrepreneurship are considered the pillars of free enterprise -describe the nature of command, traditional, and mixed economic systems -explain the three kinds of models economists use -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 37
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Topic Two: Supply, Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, Demand, Market Prices, -explain the role prices play in a 4.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, and the Consumer market economy 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, Chapters 3 through 5 -define demand and describe how it Economics 3.1, 3.2 5.3 describe the price system and illustrates the price effect 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.3 the operation of the laws of -explain why people buy more of 3.1, 3.2 Writing supply and demand in a something at lower prices and less at 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, market economy, and supply higher prices SS Skills 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, students with analytical tools -describe the relationship between 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 they can use throughout the individuals’ demands and market course. demand Communication Chapter 6 focuses on the role -define the price elasticity of 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, of consumers in a market demand and explain what 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 economy and various determines it consumer issues. -describe the difference between the price effect and a change in demand -describe how supply is related to opportunity cost -define supply and explain the price effect related to supply -explain why producers want to sell more of something at higher prices and less at lower prices -describe the relationship between market supply and the supplies of individual sellers -explain the price elasticity of supply and what determines it -describe the difference between the price effect and a change in supply -describe how competitive markets “clear” the amount buyers want to purchase with the amount sellers want to sell -explain the nature of shortages and surpluses and how market competition eliminates them -describe how market-clearing prices motivate people to produce goods and services -describe the kinds of changes that occur in demand and supply, and how these changes affect market- clearing prices -identify the two main sources of household income -describe the factors that influence wealth accumulation -explain how personal budgets help people make good choices as consumers and savers -identify options to consider when making saving and investment decisions -describe advantages and disadvantages of using credit -explain how consumer interests are protected in our economy 38
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Topic Three: Businesses Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, and Their Resources -identify the characteristics of 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 4.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, Chapters 7 through 11 entrepreneurs 4.2, 4.3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 discuss the business and -explain the role of small business in 3.1, 3.2 economic principles that the U.S. economy Economics guide decision-making in -identify information that can be 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, Writing business firms. The roles of helpful in starting a small business 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, profit, business organization, -explain advantages and disadvantages 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, business finance, of sole proprietorships, partnerships, History 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 productivity, market and corporations and identify other 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 structure, and other related types of business organizations Communication topics are addressed. -describe how large corporations are SS Skills 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, organized 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 -describe how financial markets help businesses obtain capital resources -define equity and explain how it is used to finance business growth -identify the ways businesses save -define what a stock market is and describe why it is important -distinguish between a balance and an income statement -define Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and how it is measured -explain how Real GDP is calculated and how changes in Real GDP affect living standards -define Real Per Capita GDP -define the meaning of productivity -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 -explain economies of scale -describe how labor productivity enables businesses and workers to earn more over time while providing better and lower-priced products -describe major changes in the U.S. labor force over the past 100 years -identify what accounts for differences in wages and salaries -identify non-market forces that affect the labor force -describe how unions arose in the U.S. and how their growth was influenced by legislation -identify aspects of current labor- management relations -explain how firms in the four types of market structure make production and pricing decisions -describe the types of business mergers -explain how marketing helps businesses compete -identify the four P’s of marketing and explain what they mean 39
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Topic Four: Government, Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, Banking, and Economic -describe the four referee roles the 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 4.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.1, Stability federal government fulfills in the 4.2, 4.3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 5.2, 5.3 In chapters 12 through 14, economy 3.1, 3.2 the focus shifts to the larger -explain how the federal Economics economy and the roles of government manages the economy 1.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, Writing government and financial -describe how the federal 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, institutions, as well as government spends and raises its 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, monetary and fiscal policies money History 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 used to moderate the -identify and define the two 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 economy’s ups and downs. principles of taxation Communication -explain how proportional, SS Skills 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, progressive, and regressive taxes 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 differ -describe the justifications for and the criticisms of federal deficits and the national debt -define money and describe its functions -describe the kind of money in use in the United States -explain the services banks and other financial institutions offer -describe how banks create money -explain what the Federal Reserve System is and what it does -explain why the value of money changes -identify the nature of inflation and describe how people are affected by it -identify and describe the major indicators economists use to measure the health of the economy -explain the components of the Gross Domestic Product -define unemployment and describe the types of unemployment -explain the tools of fiscal policy -explain the tools of monetary policy -describe the advantages and disadvantages of fiscal and monetary policies 40
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Topic Five: The Global Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, Economy -explain why international trade is 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, Chapters 15 and 16 discuss considered a two-way street 4.2, 4.3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 the costs and benefits of -describe how imports and exports 3.1, 3.2 international trade, describe depend on each other Economics the structure and values of -explain how absolute and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, Writing other economic systems, and comparative advantage differ 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, address economic growth -explain why productivity is 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, and development in important in international trade Geography 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 industrialized and -identify the arguments for and 1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, developing nations. against trade barriers 3.3 Communication -describe the purpose of 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, international trade organizations History 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 -explain the nature of exchange 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 rates and why they change -explain why a nation’s balance of SS Skills payments always balances 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 -define and describe globalization -identify the worldwide changes that have occurred as a result of globalization -explain the relationship between economic development and population growth -describe how China has changed its economy to achieve greater prosperity -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 governments can use market incentives to protect the environment 05/08 41
    • JA Success Skills Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: It's My Life Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Students are introduced to -identify personal work-readiness 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, the 16 Success Skills. skills 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, Working in groups, they -complete a personal skills SS Skills 3.1, 3.2 evaluate sample resumes to assessment 2.1, 3.1 determine which job -explore connections between their Writing candidate they would hire. personal assessment and their 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, dreams, values, goals, and skills 3.3 Concepts: choices, communication, values Communication Skills: analyzing information, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, critical thinking, deductive 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 reasoning, oral and written communication, self-assessment, working in groups Session Two: Listen Up Objectives: The students will: SS Skills Reading Working with partners, -explore strategies of effective 2.1, 3.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, students participate in a role- formal and informal workplace 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, playing activity designed to communication 3.2 develop effective speaking -identify nonverbal communication and listening skills. Using uses and implications Writing verbal and nonverbal cues, -complete an informal self- 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, they learn how to build assessment 3.3 rapport with others. Concepts: building rapport, careers, communication Communication Skills: active listening, analyzing 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, information, public speaking, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, working in groups 4.2 Session Three: Stay Objectives: The students will: SS Skills Reading Connected -identify the role of cooperation, 2.1, 3.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, By analyzing case studies integrity, and respect in effective 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, and completing a puzzle teamwork 3.2 activity, students recognize -evaluate strategies for working the need for teamwork and effectively with others to achieve a Writing cooperation in the mutual goal 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, workplace. -complete an informal self- 3.3 assessment Concepts: choices, effective Communication teamwork, synergy 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, Skills: analyzing points of view, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, brainstorming, cooperation, 4.2 interpreting information, problem- solving 42
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Four: Think Win/ Objectives: The students will: SS Skills Reading Win -evaluate and apply effective 2.1, 3.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in teams, students speaking and listening skills to 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, develop solutions to resolve conflict 3.2 potential workplace -identify and implement win/win conflicts. They consider win/ solutions to conflict Writing win, win/lose, and lose/lose -complete an informal self- 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, responses to conflict. assessment 3.3 Concepts: conflict resolution, oral communication Communication Skills: problem-solving, self- 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, assessment, working in groups 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 Session Five: Work Smart Objectives: The students will: SS Skills Reading 1.1 Working in groups, students -identify and apply strategies 2.1, 3.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, participate in a game show in necessary for effective problem- 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 which they practice their solving in real-life contexts decision-making skills by -complete an informal self- Writing solving common workplace assessment 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, problems. Concepts: oral communication, 3.3 evaluating information Skills: categorizing data, reflect and Communication evaluate, self-assessment, working 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, in groups 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 Session Six: The Marketing Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Spin -analyze and assess product 1.1, 2.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, the advertising 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, students practice the Success -present selected products based on SS Skills 3.3 Skill Reflect and Evaluate. advertising information 2.1, 3.1 They identify the connection -assess and evaluate personal Writing between advertising a information and prepare a resume 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, product and promoting Concepts: career choice, data 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, themselves. collection, marketing 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, Skills: oral communication, reflect 3.3, 4.1 and evaluate, self-assessment, synthesizing and evaluating Communication information, working in groups 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 Session Seven: It's My Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Future -identify effective interviewing 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, During this final session, skills 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 students participate in mock -evaluate peers and provide SS Skills employment interviews. feedback 2.1, 3.1 Writing They review the 16 Success -reflect on the JA Success Skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, Skills presented throughout experience 3.3 the course of the program. Concepts: build rapport, careers, cooperation, job interviews, Communication problem-solving, reflect and 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, evaluate, resolve conflict 2.3, 3.3, 4.1 Skills: analyzing information, oral communication, working in groups 05/08 43
    • JA Titan Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: How Much? Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, How Many? -explain how product price makes 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, Students explore how price an impact on profits 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, and production can affect -understand how production can 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 business performance. affect price, sales, and profit 2.4.3a 3.2.2, 3.3.1 Concepts: business management, price, law of diminishing returns, SS Skills Writing fixed costs, variable costs, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.3 production 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, Skills: decision-making, working in 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, Communication groups, data analysis 3.1.4d 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Session Two: How Much? Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, How Many? – The -make informed business price and 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, Simulation production decisions 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, Students learn to make Concepts: business management, 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, decisions about price and price, law of diminishing returns, 2.4.3a 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 production levels using the fixed costs, variable costs, JA Titan computer production SS Skills Writing simulation. Skills: decision-making, working in 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, groups, data analysis 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.4 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Session Three: Cutting Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.4.6, 3.2.2, 5.2.1, Edge -determine a research and 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 5.3.1 Students design a research development plan for their business 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, and development plan for -explain how businesses determine 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, their business. They also their target markets and conduct 3.2.2, 3.3.1 examine the impact market research SS Skills marketing has on sales and -explain how marketing affects sales 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, Writing explore marketing strategies. -identify key marketing strategies 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, Concepts: research and 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2 development, product life cycle, 3.1.4d demographics, target marketing, Communication marketing, marketing research, four 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, P’s of marketing 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, Skills: analyzing information, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 working in groups, decision- making, research, critical thinking, planning 44
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Four: Cutting Edge Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, – The Simulation -make informed research and 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, Students learn to make development and marketing 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, decisions about research and decisions 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, development and marketing Concepts: research and 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 using the JA Titan computer development, product life cycle, SS Skills simulation. demographics, target marketing, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, Writing marketing, marketing research, four 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, P’s of marketing 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 2.4 Skills: analyzing information, 3.1.4d working in groups, decision- Communication making, research, critical thinking, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, planning 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Session Five: Make an Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Investment -understand that different businesses 1.2.3b, 4.1.3a 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, Students learn methods to use different capital investment 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 4.2.1, make capital investment strategies Economics 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, decisions, promote new -make recommendations for capital 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.3.1 growth in their businesses investment based on set parameters 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, through capital investment, -define charitable giving and explain 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a Writing and why businesses choose why businesses make decisions to 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, to make charitable giving share their resources SS Skills 2.3, 2.4, 3.2 decisions. Concepts: business management, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, marketing, charitable giving 2.1.3b, 2.1.3c, Communication Skills: research, data analysis, 3.1.4a, 3.1.4b, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, mathematical skills, analyzing 3.1.4c, 3.1.4d 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, information, critical thinking, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 decision-making, teamwork Session Six: Make an Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Investment – The -make business decisions by 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, Simulation applying their knowledge to a 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, Students make decisions business simulation 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, about capital investment -use what they have learned about 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 using the JA Titan computer price, production, research and SS Skills simulation. Using the online development, marketing, capital 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, Writing simulation, students also investment, and charitable giving to 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, make decisions related to make business decisions using the 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 2.4 charitable giving. JA Titan computer simulation 3.1.4d Concepts: business management, Communication marketing, charitable giving 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, Skills: research, data analysis, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 mathematical skills, analyzing information, critical thinking, decision-making, teamwork 45
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Seven: JA Titan Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, of Industry – The -understand how business decisions 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 1.4.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, Competition affect business performance 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, Using knowledge gained -react appropriately to decisions 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, from previous sessions, made by other businesses 2.4.3a 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 students compete as Concepts: price, production, businesses to see which will marketing, research and SS Skills Writing be crowned the JA Titan of development, capital investment, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, Industry. charitable giving 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.4 Skills: working in groups, decision- 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, making, reading charts and graphs 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 46
    • Junior Achievement Presents: The NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: A Month in Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, the Life -explain the purpose of setting goals 1.1, 2.3, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 5.2, Working in groups, students -make wise financial decisions that 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 5.3 play the Balance, Break meet personal goals SS Skills 3.2 Even, or Broke Game. They Concepts: budgeting, financial 2.1, 3.1 examine the concept of choices, setting goals, pay yourself Writing budgeting and learn how first, saving, spending 3.3 their daily choices affect Skills: decision-making, financial their ability to save for the planning, organization, working in Communication future. groups 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Session Two: From Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 3.1, 3.2 Dreams to Reality -explain the difference between 1.1, 2.3, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, students income and growth investments 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, complete personal -demonstrate a basic understanding SS Skills 3.2 investment guides. They of various investment options 2.1, 3.1 discuss investment options -plan investment strategies for today Writing and plan for their financial and for the future 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 futures. Concepts: investment, saving Skills: analyzing information, Communication categorizing data, oral and written 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, communication, public speaking, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 working in groups Session Three: Your Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 3.1, 3.2 Credit, Your Future -describe the advantages and 1.1, 2.3, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, students disadvantages of credit 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, evaluate scenarios related to -plan how to use credit now and in SS Skills 3.2 credit. They discuss credit the future 2.1, 3.1 options and make decisions Concepts: credit, choices Writing to avoid common credit Skills: analyzing information, oral 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 pitfalls. and written communication, public speaking, working in groups Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 Session Four: The Case of Objectives: The students will: SS Skills Reading the Missing Identity -list the dangers of identity theft 2.1, 3.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, the -recognize threats to their good 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, students evaluate behavior credit and avoid them 3.2 that contributes to identity Concepts: identity theft, fraud theft, and learn to take Skills: analyzing information, oral Writing necessary actions to protect and written communication, public 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 their identity. speaking Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3 47
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session Five: Protect Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 3.1, 3.2 Yourself -examine and describe the basic 1.1, 3.2 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, students types of insurance 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, play the Make It Match -determine their current and future SS Skills 3.2 Game. They explore insurance needs 2.1, 3.1 different types of insurance Concepts: insurance Communication and identify how each type Skills: analysis, oral and written 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, provides protection. communication, reading 2.3 comprehension 05/08 48
    • Exploring Economics Social English Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Language Arts Session 1: Economic Objectives: The students will: 2.1 Writing Systems—Who Makes  Analyze the impact of a society’s economic 2.2 1 the Big Decisions? system—how a society makes decisions related 2.4 2 Explore the idea that the to the production, distribution, and consumption 3 economic system a of goods and services. society utilizes for Reading production, distribution,  Evaluate how the following characteristics affect the efficiency of a market: money, private 1 and consumption of 2 goods and services property, limited government, exchange of resources in available markets, and 3 significantly affects the individuals in that entrepreneurship Communication society. Concepts: Command economy, Distribution, 1 Economics, Economic systems, Market economy, 2 Production 3 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: 2.2 Reading Demand—What’s It  Review the concepts of supply and demand. 1 Worth to You? 2 Illustrate the impact of  Describe market-clearing price. 3 supply and demand on  Demonstrate the interaction between supply and the economy by demand in a free-market economy. Communication participating in an  Respond to real-life examples of price and other 1 economic situation 2 market forces that influence supply and demand using real-life and the market-clearing price. examples. Concepts: Demand, Economics, Market-clearing Price, Supply Skills: Analyzing information, Categorizing data, Charting, Decision-making, Graphing, Negotiating, Oral and written communication, Working in groups Session 3: Supply and Objectives: The students will: 2.2 Reading Demand—The JA  Explain the interaction between supply and 1 Market Game demand in a free-market economy, with the 2 Using an experiential market’s drive toward the market-clearing price. 3 game format, reinforce the concepts of the  Apply real-life examples of market forces that influence supply and demand Communication interaction of supply 1 and demand and the Concepts: Demand, Economics, Market-clearing 2 impact of market forces Price, Supply in establishing a product price. Skills: Analyzing information, Categorizing data, . Charting, Decision-making, Graphing, Negotiating, Oral and written communication, Working in groups Session 4: Saving, Objectives: The students will: 2.2 Reading Spending, and  Recognize ways to earn and increase wealth 1 Investing through saving and investing. 2 Explore concepts 3 related to consumers,  Analyze examples of wealth acquired through savers, and investors, saving and investing. Communication including how wealth  Evaluate different methods of saving and 1 increases in different 49
    • Social English Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Language Arts saving and investing investing, including varied risk and rewards. 2 options. They compare the characteristics, Concepts: Banks as borrower and lender, risks, and rewards of Economics, Investing options, Risk versus reward, several options. Saving options, Simple interest Skills: Analyzing information, Categorizing data, Decision-making, Oral and written communication, Public speaking, Reading for understanding, Working in groups Session 5: Objectives: The students will: 2.2 Reading Government’s Role in  Categorize public versus private goods, and 2.3 1 the Market explain why governments intervene in the 2 Analyze the impact of economy by providing public goods. 3 government on the economy, including  Express why individuals and businesses pay taxes. Communication government 1 intervention through the  Analyze the impact of the government’s role in 2 production of public protecting private property. goods and services, taxes, and the Concepts: Economics, Free-rider problem, Non- government’s role in rivalry, Private property, Public vs. private goods, protecting private Public vs. private sector, Taxes property. Skills: Analyzing information, Categorizing data, Decision-making, Oral and written communication, Public speaking, Working in groups Session 6: Money, Objectives: The students will: 2.2 Reading A1.1 Inflation, and the CPI  Define inflation and demonstrate the connection 1 A1.2 Learn about inflation between inflation and the supply of available 2 A1.8 and its effect on prices, money in a market; the effect of inflation on 3 consumer purchasing prices, the value of money, and, therefore, power, the willingness consumer purchasing power. Communication of financial institutions 1 to loan money, and how  Explain and calculate how the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures consumer prices of a 2 the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to market basket of goods. monitor inflation.  Recognize that inflation and its consequences can impair a market economy by affecting consumer confidence and funds available for investment. Concepts: Consumer Price Index (CPI), Consumer purchasing power, Economics, Federal Reserve System, 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 groups 50
    • Social English Description Key Learning Objectives Mathematics Studies Language Arts Session 7: Objectives: The students will: 2.2 Reading International Trade  Describe the significance of the globalization of 2.4 1 Compare international trade. 2 trade policies and the 3 global economy,  Analyze the impact of globalization and through a simulation international trade on national and international utility, using a simulation. Communication representative of the 1 increased utility Concepts: Economic isolationism, Economics, 2 (satisfaction) of International trade, Regional trade, Trade restrictions, international trade. Tariff, Utility, World trade Skills: Categorizing data, Evaluating information, Negotiating, Oral and written communication, Public speaking, Working in groups JA Company Program Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics 51
    • Meeting One: Objectives: The students will: Civics Reading Students work together to -determine how fundamental 1.2.3b, 4.1.3a 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, establish an effective and leadership principles create an 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, efficient team environment, effective company environment Economics 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, while outlining specific -identify the company’s 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 leadership roles for the departmental structure and 2.4.3a future company. Students associated leadership roles Writing create values and standards -discuss the company’s values SS Skills 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, for the company and explore -consider a company name 2.1.3a, 2.1.3b, 2.3, 2.4 its vision, mission, and -discuss the company’s 2.1.3c, 3.1.4a, goals. Capitalization Plan 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, Communication Concepts: leadership, values, 3.1.4d 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, vision, mission 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, Skills: oral and written 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 communication, working in groups, gathering and organizing information Meeting Two: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8 Working as a company, -classify the components of a 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, students conduct officer Business Opportunity 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, elections and learn about -identify department responsibilities 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, each department’s specific -approve the company Charter 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 responsibilities during the Application and Bylaws SS Skills Operation and Liquidation -initiate a Company Capitalization 2.1.3a, 2.1.3b, Writing Phases. plan 2.1.3c, 3.1.4a, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, Concepts: bylaws, board of 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, directors, capital, dividend, 3.1.4d 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 liquidation, parliamentary procedure, profit Communication Skills: analyzing and interpreting 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, information, critical reading, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, working in groups 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Three: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.4.3 The company enters the -conduct market research to isolate a 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, Context Phase of the target market 1.2.3a, 2.3.3a, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, program. During this phase, -develop a market survey 2.3.3b, 2.4.3a 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.3.4, students use tools, such as -analyze product options 2.4.1, 3.1.1, 3.2.2, market surveys and cost- -generate questions regarding each SS Skills 3.3.1 benefit analysis, to determine department’s Business Plan 1.1.3b, 1.1.3d, potential products for their Concepts: market research, cost- 2.1.3a, 2.1.3b, Writing target market. benefit analysis 2.1.3c, 3.1.4a, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, Skills: product analysis, 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, interpretation of information 3.1.4d 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 52
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Meeting Four: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, The company enters the Deal -complete the Product Evaluation 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, Phase of the program. Form 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, During this phase, students -create sales goals for the company 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, select the top two or three and individuals 2.4.3a, 3.1.3b 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 product options for cost- -finalize and submit department benefit analysis. Business Plans SS Skills Writing -select a JA company product 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, Concepts: cost-benefit analysis, 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, product evaluation 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 Skills: working in groups, gathering 3.1.4d and organizing information, Communication synthesizing and evaluating data 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Five: Objectives: The students will: Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, The company enters the -initiate the organization and/or Economics 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, Business Opportunity Phase production of the product 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, of the program. Students -maintain accurate, organized 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, host a Board of Directors department records of all 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 meeting to approve the transactions 2.4.3a company’s Business Plan, Concepts: parliamentary procedure Writing review implementation Skills: working in groups, oral and SS Skills 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, strategies, and accept the written communication, public 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 2.3, 2.4 company Charter. speaking, synthesizing and 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, evaluating information 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, Communication 3.1.4d 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Six: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Materials needed for product -initiate purchasing materials for 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, production are ordered, and production 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, the company Business Plan -prepare records needed for 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, is implemented. Students company operations 2.4.3a 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 may take part in an Extended -identify the Sales Order Forms and Learning Opportunity. the product sales process SS Skills Writing Concepts: production, sales 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, Skills: oral and written 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 communication, listening, making 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, observations 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 53
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Meeting Seven: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Students continue to operate -refine and implement all aspects of 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, the company. the company Business Plan 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, -prepare to sell the product to the 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, defined target market 2.4.3a 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 -continue production -maintain accurate, organized SS Skills Writing records of all transactions 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, Concepts: production, sales 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 Skills: working in groups, oral and 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, written communication, making 3.1.4d Communication observations 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Eight: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Students continue to produce -identify effective sales techniques 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, and sell their product. They and strategies 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, learn about specific sales -recognize ineffective production 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, techniques that will assist strategies and adjust accordingly 2.4.3a 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 them in reaching their sales Concepts: production, sales tactics goals. Skills: oral and written SS Skills Writing communication, brainstorming, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, working in groups, public speaking 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 Meeting Nine: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Students hold department -continue sales and production of 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, meetings to share best product 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, practices and propose -refine departmental strategies 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, changes to current company Concepts: production, group 2.4.3a 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 operations. assessment Skills: synthesizing and evaluating SS Skills Writing information, making observations, 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, working in groups 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 54
    • Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Meeting Ten: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Students begin to finalize -identify and evaluate production 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, production, assess excess and inventory needs for the final 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, inventory, and prepare for product sales 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, the Board of Directors -begin to prepare all liquidation 2.4.3a 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 liquidation meeting. forms and records needed for the Annual Report SS Skills Writing Concepts: production, liquidation 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, Skills: evaluating and synthesizing 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 information, interpreting production 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, inventory, working in groups 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Eleven: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8, 1.2.6, Students explore Next Steps -explore the JA Student Center and 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 1.4.6, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, and learn how to apply what JA Career Assessment tools 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, they have learned as a -create a Personal Action Plan 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, company to personal -complete all Liquidation Reports 2.4.3a, 3.1.3b 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 5.2.1, 5.3.1 entrepreneurial pursuits. -compile the Annual Report Concepts: production, liquidation SS Skills Writing Skills: individual and company 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, reflection and evaluation, 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, interpreting information, self- 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 assessment 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 Meeting Twelve: Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading 1.1.6, 1.1.8 Students will conduct the -distribute stockholder dividends 1.1.3a, 1.1.3c, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, final Board of Directors -celebrate their company’s success 1.2.3a, 1.2.3b, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, liquidation meeting and Concepts: liquidation, 2.3.3a, 2.3.3b, 2.2.2, 2.2.4, 2.4.1, approve the Annual Report. parliamentary procedure 2.4.3a, 3.1.3b 2.4.5, 3.2.2, 3.3.1 Skills: individual and company reflection, synthesizing and SS Skills Writing evaluating information, group and 1.1.3e, 2.1.3a, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, self-assessment 2.1.3b, 3.1.4a, 2.3, 2.4 3.1.4b, 3.1.4c, 3.1.4d Communication 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.4 55
    • JA Job Shadow Description Key Learning Objectives Social Studies Language Arts Mathematics Session One: Perfect Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Match -identify and evaluate skills based 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Working in groups, students on personal experience 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, conduct mock interviews. -demonstrate effective interviewing SS Skills 3.2 They are introduced to the skills 2.1, 3.1 16 Success Skills and the Job Concepts: interests, interview, Writing Shadow experience. resume, skills 2.2, 2.3, 3.3 Skills: analyzing information, critical thinking, oral and written Communication communication, public speaking, 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, working in groups 2.3, 3.3, 4.1 Session Two: Now What? Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Individually, the students -prepare a personal resume 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, prepare a resume and -evaluate work-readiness skills 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, complete the paperwork Concepts: career cluster, resume, SS Skills 3.3 necessary for the upcoming work-readiness skills 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 Job Shadow site visit. Skills: analyzing and interpreting Writing information, brainstorming, self- 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, assessment 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 Session Three: Looking Objectives: The students will: Economics Reading Back -evaluate their personal progress 1.1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, Students use the work- -prepare a business thank-you note 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2 readiness skill Reflect and Concepts: reflect and evaluate SS Skills Evaluate to complete a Skills: goal-setting, written 1.1, 3.1 Writing personal action plan. communication, self-assessment 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 56