Elementary school students aren’t old enough to drive, work, vote or be the boss. At JA BizTown they are! Students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses. JA BizTown® combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students leave understanding the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy.
JA BizTown is correlated to Common Core Standards and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. JA BizTown is proven to advance students’ knowledge, skill, attitude, and achievement.
At JA BizTown, students learn about:
- Goods and services
- Producers and consumers
- Supply and demand
- Opportunity costs
- Spending and saving
- Financial institutions and banking concepts
- Write a resume
- Apply for jobs
- Produce goods and services
- Spend money
- Become part of a business team and create a business plan