JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching™ introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. Dr. Alice Wilder, an award-winning expert on childhood learning (Blue's Clues, SUPER WHY, Cha-Ching, Speakaboos, and Amazon Kids original programming), consulted on the learning experiences redevelopment.
JA Our City is recommended for third-graders. It’s a volunteer-led, kit-based learning experience 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. Spanish translation is available for JA Our City. New features include Cha-Ching financial literacy music video enhancements, digital posters and games for use in the classroom, extended learning opportunities and optional supplements, and augmented reality activities to do at home.
The students will develop an awareness of the four choices with money: earn, save, spend, and donate.
The students will learn about the different forms of money and how people use them to pay for goods and services.
The students will develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and are introduced to the idea that entrepreneurs promote a healthy economy within a city.
The students will examine the importance of money as it travels back and forth between consumers, businesses, and the city government.
The students will learn that a city thrives when all three sectors of the economy earn, save, spend, and donate.