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JA Global Marketplace®

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Middle School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. They analyze the similarities and differences among countries and the effects of free enterprise.

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

-- Explore the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other.
-- Understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market.
-- Analyze the similarities and differences among countries and the effects of free enterprise.

JA Global Marketplace is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is recommended for middle school students. It consists of seven 45-minute sessions and offers two implementation options:

-- Basic implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer.
-- Advanced implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer and Session Seven delivered by the teacher or volunteer.

The program is a blended program, available in classroom-based and remote synchronous implementation.

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at connect.ja.org. This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book, games and apps for student use.

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

Program Concepts

Business, business ethics, career exploration, communication, cultural awareness in international business, cultural differences, cultural norms, culture, currency, customer, educational and legal requirements, etiquette, exchange rate, export, free trade, immigration, import, innovation, interdependence, international careers, international trade, market, marketplace, migration, product, product safety, production, profit, quota, resources, service, specialization, standards, subsidy, tariff, trade, trade barriers, trade embargo

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze charts and evaluate information
  • analyze human behavior
  • categorize data
  • decision making
  • describe how need leads to innovation
  • entrepreneurial thinking
  • examine resources
  • follow instructions
  • identify business responsibilities
  • identify foreign currency
  • identify international job requirements
  • identify positive and negative traits
  • interpret charts and graphs
  • learning a second language
  • making customer-based product decisions
  • negotiating
  • reading a spreadsheet
  • reading comprehension
  • recognize and apply terms
  • recognize consequences of trade barriers
  • teamwork
  • trading
  • understanding business and cultural etiquette
  • using a currency calculator

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA Global Marketplace.

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