About the Program
JA Our Families introduces students to learning objectives for first-grade social studies, including families, neighborhoods, money, and needs and wants. Through hands-on classroom activities, first-grade students will also explore the concept of entrepreneurship, specifically how businesses provide goods, services, and jobs for families.
JA Our Families is recommended for first graders. It’s a volunteer-led, kit-based learning experience available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 30-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
The students will learn how families are alike and different and how they can work together to create a strong economy for the neighborhood.
The students will begin to understand that all families need food, clothing, and shelter to live and must earn money to pay for those things.
The students will begin to understand that the needs and wants of families create opportunities for entrepreneurs to start businesses.
The students will recognize that entrepreneurs create businesses, which provide jobs for families and make the place where they live better.
The students will learn to think like entrepreneurs and help advertise a new business needed in the neighborhood.