Businesses, careers, career clusters, collaboration, communication, competition, competitor, consumer, critical thinking, engineering, employees, employers, entrepreneur, free market economy, global economy, goods and services, human capital, innovation, invention, interdependence, job specialization, opportunity cost, product, producer, profit, resume, skills, technology, work readiness


Financial Literacy 

Work Readiness 

JA Our Nation introduces elementary students to the intersection of work readiness and upper elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands on classroom activities, the program provides students with practical information about the nation’s free market system and how it serves as an economic engine for businesses and careers. The curriculum also introduces the need for entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to meet the requirements of high growth, high demand careers and the concept of globalization in business.

JA Our Nation is a series of five required sessions and one optional supplemental session. Each session is 45 minutes in length. 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.