The Spanish-language version of JA Our Community is made possible by the generous support of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.
What This Program Teaches:
Financial Literacy (50%)
JA Our Community — Spanish® introduces Spanish-language speaking students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community’s success.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Describe a community.
- Identify the variety of careers people have in a community and how each job requires specific skills.
- Identify how business and government jobs help a community.
- Explain how taxation supports government services.
- Recognize voting as a way responsible citizens act.
- Describe the flow of money in a community’s economy.
- Includes a series of five sessions recommended for students in 2nd grade.
- Average time for each session is 40 minutes.
- Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed plans for the volunteer and materials for 30 students.
- Students develop a sense of career awareness and how all jobs help a community.
- Session-specific, age-appropriate materials increase student interaction and emphasize JA’s experiential approach to learning.
- Correlates to state social studies, English, and math standards, as well as to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
Session One: People in a Community Work Together
Students learn what a community is and the variety of careers that people have in a community.
Session Two: Sweet “O” Donuts
Students learn that workers who produce goods and services earn money for their work.
Session Three: Business and Government Jobs
Students locate businesses, pay taxes, and explore government careers.
Session Four: Let’s Vote
Students participate in decisions that benefit their school community. They vote to express their choice and to determine the will of the majority.
Session Five: Money Moves
Students learn about money and how it moves through a community.