Community and Economy

This Community and Economy unit also includes:

What does it take to make a town run smoothly each and every day? Scholars create their own Biztown with hands-on interactive activities. Using games, demonstrations, and decision-making skills, they learn what resources they need for a functioning economy—all while balancing the needs of the community as a whole. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Group size is best at four or less
  • Invite local business people to assist the groups in the activities of JA Biztown and define what makes a community 
Classroom Considerations
  • All three lessons use the game pieces and materials; keep them in a central location
  • Provides printable materials, worksheets, and gaming forms for classroom use
  • Contains assessments and answer keys for teacher instruction 
  • None