Educator Information





JA BizTown has an extensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their simulation experience
and to cover a wide range of state educational requirements.

Teachers have the opportunity to take lesson plans and incorporate them into their own teaching style. Additional extended learning opportunities are available.

Students have 4 weeks (16 lessons) of classroom preparation prior to their JA BizTown visit, plus one lesson of follow-up activities to reinforce their experiences.

As part of classroom preparation, each shop's business team develops its own business plan, including payroll expenses, advertising, business supplies, rent taxes and utilities.  Each business team also completes a business loan application, writes a radio and newspaper advertisement, names their shop and creates a business slogan.

JA BizTown® PA Academic Correlation Standards:

To download correlation standards, click the link below:

Correlation Between Pennsylvania Academic Standards and JA BizTown®



JA BizTown Teacher Curriculum

JA provides a full classroom curriculum for teachers implementing the program.   We also provide a
number of forms for your use.   To access the digital copies of these forms you need to have the
password. If you need access, please contact Kim McGowan at the JA office and she will provide you
with the password.  You can email her at


Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania also offers educators the opportunity to join the Facebook Page entitled BizTown Best Practices, click here to join.  BizTown Best Practices is for teacher updates, networking and sharing of ideas including fun pictures of your preparation for BizTown or your visit to BizTown.



JA BizTown Overview video

Below is a short  video to help give students an overview of the program.   We have uploaded it to
Youtube and you can view it by clicking the link below.

Watch the JA BizTown Video