JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and upper elementary grade social studies learning objectives, including regions, resources, supply chains, and problem-solving. The experience provides students with a practical approach to starting a business while preparing them to be entrepreneurial in their thinking to meet the requirements of a demanding and ever-changing workforce.
JA Our Region is recommended for fourth 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.
The students will explore well-known businesses, their origins, and the traits common to the entrepreneurs who started them.
The students will be introduced to resources and how entrepreneurs use resources to offer products and services in a region.
The students will learn about the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner. They play a game and track the revenue and expenses of a business.
The students will journey through the complex world of business problem solving by weighing potential risks and rewards and tracking the outcome of their decisions.
The students will demonstrate the supply chain through hands-on manufacturing and trade experience.