Junior Achievement Program Resources

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Junior Achievement of South Florida is here to support students, parents and teachers during this period of uncertainty. Learning can continue and JA is providing access to learning experiences that students can do on their own, with a parent or other caring adult, or with teachers via a digital/virtual environment. Resources are organized by school level and can be used whether or not you’ve engaged in a JA program in the past. We will be continuing to add to the content in the coming days so check back often.

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Teachers: NEW JA Education Resource Site

Junior Achievement understands our educators are busy working remotely and providing online curriculum to their students. JA has additional activities students and their parents/guardians can do at home.

Special Thanks to Virtual Learning Supporter Comerica!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A Region’s Market

Farmers and ranchers run small businesses too. Figure out which farmer in the region did the best job of making a profit on his produce.

A Budding Engineer

Think like an engineer to solve a neighborhood problem. Illustrate your new design or invention.

Let’s Buy a Present

Students will review coin recognition with an adult, using a variety of coins and a dollar bill.

History of Prices

Why is all the toilet paper disappearing off the shelves? Find out more about how people’s needs and desires affect the pricing of goods, and how that has had an effect on history.

Sorting Between Needs and Wants

Students will discuss the differences between needs and wants and use the included activity to supplement.

Having Money When You Need It

Students will examine the ethical responsibility of spending money on need-based goods and services before want-based goods and services.

Money Tracker and Bingo

How do you keep track of the money you have in a bank? You use a money tracker of course! Learn how to use a money tracker with this video. Play Bingo and keep track of the money in your Money Tracker worksheet.

Bank Teller Computations

Help the bank teller count out money by solving these problems.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Why Countries Trade

Discover which countries specialize in export products and how to use those specialized products when creating a product of your own.

Compare and Contrast Payment Methods

Compare different ways people pay for things they want and need.

Interest in Your Favor

Discover how investing money in an interest-bearing savings account can help people buy big-ticket items.

Innovative Ideas: US Patent Scavenger Hunt

Learn how innovative ideas can change the world by exploring the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

JA Global Workforce

Students learn that to work in another country, employees must have international knowledge, technology skills, and an understanding of the requirements to work abroad

JA Proactive Planning

Students learn the importance of proactive financial planning as a means of preparing for a changing economy and learn to apply specific strategies designed to recession-proof personal finances.

JA Assembling Your Career

JA Assembling Your Career helps provide middle school and high school students with practical information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and ways students can prepare for these careers while still in school.

Money Doubles by the Rule of 72

The power of compound interest can help you to earn significant money in the future! Learn how.

HIGH SCHOOL

A World Without Cash

Do you still carry cash? There are many options for cashless spending today. Explore the pros and cons of cashless spending and the impact that apps and credit/debit cards can have on spending and security.

Creating an Infographic Profile

Create an infographic to organize your credentials. You can use it to present your background to potential employers or to pursue education after high school.

Entrepreneurial Strengths and Talents

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Explore some of the traits of entrepreneurs and find ways to build your skills.

Explore JA My Way

JA My Way provides tips and tools to put students’ careers on the express track. They’ll take a Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. They’ll explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, and get tips to start a business at My Business!

Applying for Financial Aid with FAFSA

Students will learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college. Including, resources and what information is required to complete the FAFSA form.

Understanding the Student Loan Explosion

Students better understand the issues surrounding student debt and make better informed decisions about paying for higher education

Grades Count!

Do your grades really matter? Explore the consequence of grades and other factors that can affect college options and scholarships. Play the interactive resource and keep track of your learning on the document.

How to Craft an Elevator Pitch

If you had fewer than five minutes to sell yourself to someone who could give you your dream job, what would you say? An elevator pitch will help you tell your story succinctly.

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