About the Program
JA Our Nation introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and upper elementary grade social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the learning experience provides students with practical information about the nation's free-market system and how it serves as an economic engine for businesses and careers. It also introduces the need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to meet the requirements of high-growth, high-demand careers and the concept of globalization in business.
JA Our Nation is recommended for fifth-graders. It’s a volunteer-led, kit-based learning experience available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 45-minute sessions and one optional supplemental session, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
The students will be introduced to the nation’s free-market system and how it supports businesses and careers.
The students will experience how entrepreneurial thinking can spur new businesses and the opportunity for future income.
The students will learn about career clusters.
The students will examine important work readiness and behavioral skills needed for career success.
The students will explore how the United States is connected to the global economy.
The students will examine entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and business organization.