JA Global Marketplace®
JA Global Marketplace consists of seven 45-minute sessions and offers two implementation options—basic or advanced.
- Basic implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer.
- Advanced implementation includes Sessions One–Six delivered by the volunteer and Session Seven delivered by the teacher or volunteer.
- This program is offered as JA In a Day which is five 50 minute sessions in a single day
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.
|Pillars of Student Success||Entrepreneurship:||Financial-Literacy:||Work-Readiness:|
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Business, business ethics, career exploration, communication, cultural awareness in international business, cultural differences, cultural norms, culture, currency, customer, educational and legal requirements, etiquette, exchange rate, export, free trade, immigration, import, innovation, interdependence, international careers, international trade, market, marketplace, migration, product, product safety, production, profit, quota, resources, service, specialization, standards, subsidy, tariff, trade, trade barriers, trade embargo||Analyze charts and evaluate information, analyze human behavior, categorize data, decision making, describe how need leads to innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, examine resources, follow instructions, identify business responsibilities, identify foreign currency, identify international job requirements, identify positive and negative traits, interpret charts and graphs, learning a second language, making customer-based product decisions, negotiating, reading a spreadsheet, reading comprehension, recognize and apply terms, recognize consequences of trade barriers, teamwork, trading, understanding business and cultural etiquette, using a currency calculator|
Session One: Business and Customer (volunteer-led)
Session Two: Business and Culture (volunteer-led)
Session Three: Global Trade (volunteer-led)
Session Four: Why Countries Specialize (volunteer-led)
Session Five: Trade Barriers (volunteer-led)
Session Six: Currency (volunteer-led)
Students explore the concept of international currencies. They learn about variable exchange rates, currency converters, and how to compare the prices of products from around the world.
Session Seven: Global Workforce (volunteer- or teacher-led)
Students take on the role of international business owners, reviewing the skills and experience of potential employees to learn about skills what's required to be competitive in the global marketplace.
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges HSBC for its dedication to the development and implementation of the middle school financial literacy program JA Global Marketplace.