JA More than Money®
JA More than Money introduces third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.
- Identify the role of money in everyday life.
- Think like entrepreneurs and identify a small business they can start.
- Learn the basic steps of starting a business.
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money.
- Explore the opportunities of global markets.
|Pillars of Student Success||Entrepreneurship:||Financial-Literacy:||Work-Readiness:|
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Advertising, bank account, business, business loan, business plan, consumer, deposit, earn, employee, entrepreneur, ethics, expenses, exports, financial institutions, goods and services, identify personal interests and goals, imports, income, market research, money, money management, opportunity cost, profit, skills, withdrawal, work environment||Ask relevant questions and listen for information, comparing and contrasting, computation, consider how to turn ideas into realities, consider personal traits and interests, deductive reasoning, empathy, following directions, matching and classifying, presentation, problem solving, reading and following directions, self-employed, teamwork, think and work cooperatively, think critically, use vocabulary in a meaningful way|
Session One: The Money Garden
Session Two: Create a Business
Students learn about the ways in which people's interests and skills can help them identify small businesses they can start.
Session Three: Build a Business
Students identify the fundamental steps for starting a small business and develop a basic business plan.
Session Four: Run a Business
Session Five: Global Success
Students explore the opportunities and challenges of global markets.