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A.G. Edwards JA Finance Park offers 7th-12th grade students personal financial management skills through classroom instruction and active participation in a paperless, tablet-based, simulated community. Students learn about the challenges of making adult decisions such as how to pay bills and manage their money for a family. The JA Finance Park program curriculum is composed of 13 required teacher-taught lessons that are easy to use, with minimal preparation time.
- complete online training for 13 lessons
- may use traditional or project-based learning approach
- recruit 13 volunteers for the visit day
- teach 12 lessons prior to simulation at JA Finance Park
- teach one debriefing lesson following the simulation
- recognize the services of financial institutions
- understand the advantages of saving, investing, and using credit wisely.
- examine the role of insurance in risk management
- examine the impact that credit scores and credit reporting have on personal finance
- discover the importance of spending money wisely
- recognize planning and budgeting as valuable tools.
- apply classroom learning in the simulation by creating a family budget based on a hypothetical life situation
The one-day experience: High school students enrolled in a personal finance class are welcome to participate in the A.G. Edwards JA Finance Park simulation as a stand-alone, one-day experience (no curriculum required).
- JA Finance Park Curriculum Overview
- Correlations with Missouri Standards
- Correlations with Illinois Middle School Standards
- Correlations with Illinois High School Standards
- Getting Started
For more information, please contact Lori Marsh, JA Finance Park Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (636) 728-0707.