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5thgrRecommended for Fifth Grade.

JA Our Nation introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and fifth grade social studies learning objectives, including how the free market system serves as an economic engine for business and careers.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a free market economy.
  • Define entrepreneurship and explore the process of innovation.
  • Understand that businesses need people with technical skills to support high-growth, high-demand jobs.
  • Compare career clusters.
  • Explore how the United States is tied to the global economy.

Program Brief [PDF]  Program Overview [PDF]


Training Videos courtesy of Junior Achievement of South Dakota:


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