JA Program Spotlight: JA Exploring Economics

Junior Achievement USA is highlighting each of its 22 programs through a series of blog posts to build awareness for the breadth of our programs.

JA Exploring Economics (grades 9-12) tackles a complex subject and makes it accessible and fun for high school students through hands-on activities.JA Exploring Economics teaches concepts such as supply and demand, inflation, and the production and consumption of goods. It also explores how consumers can increase their wealth through different saving and investing options.

By making economics engaging and relatable, JA Exploring Economics helps students better understand the impact they have on the economy as consumers and taxpayers, and it teaches important personal financial lessons about spending, saving, and investing.

JA Exploring Economics is for students in grades nine through 12. It is composed of seven 45-minute sessions. Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed session plans for the volunteer and materials for 32 students.

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.

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