JA Ourselves introduces students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the learning experience provides students with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces students to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning, saving, and sharing money.
JA Ourselves is recommended for kindergartners. 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 practice economics by making personal choices.
The students will begin to understand that people have basic needs and wants and that money-smart individuals know the difference between them.
Storybook characters help the students learn about ways to earn money.
The students will learn the importance of saving and having a savings goal.
Through storybook characters, the students will learn about earning money to help others in their community.