Pillars of Student Success
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
-- Practice economics by making personal choices.
-- Understand that people have basic needs and wants and the difference between them.
-- Learn about ways to earn money.
-- Understand the importance of saving and having a savings goal.
-- Understand how to earn money to help others in the community.
JA Ourselves is recommended for kindergarten students. This volunteer-led, kit-based program is available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
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 ConceptsBuying, choices, costs, earning, giving, goals, goods and services, interests, money, needs and wants, saving, society, spending, values
Skills Students Learn
- decision making
- drawing conclusions
- following directions
- graphing and graph interpretation
- matching and classifying
- problem solving
- reading and writing
- verbal communication
- vocabulary building