About the Program
The JA Our Community program emphasizes work readiness intersected with social studies learning objectives. Topics include careers, production, innovation, earning, taxes, government, money, business, and decision-making. The student will develop a sense of career awareness and learn how all jobs help a community. The theme throughout the curriculum will emphasize how they, as citizens, benefit from and contribute to a community’s success in the future. Students will come to see how a community works together to be successful.
JA Our Community is recommended for second graders. It’s a volunteer-led, kit-based learning experience available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 40-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
The students will learn what a community is and the variety of careers that people have in a community.
The Students learn that workers who produce goods and services earn money for their work.
The students will locate businesses, pay taxes, and explore government careers.
The students will participate in decisions that benefit their school community. They vote to express their choice and to determine the will of the majority.
The Students will learn about money and how it moves through a community.