1 Students will be able to Day 1: Inside CitiesObjectives:Students will be able toDefine a city as a place where people live, work, play and go to schoolLearn about the different zones used in city planningIdentify the job of a city planner within a city
2 About me and why I’m here: I’m your volunteer!About me and why I’m here:Our programWhat I doWhen I was in school… I’m happy to meet you and excited to spend time learning together!
3 How would you describe a city? Discuss with a partner1 minute3A city has lots of special areas called zones. A zone is an area set aside for a certain purpose, like houses, business or school.
5 Group work expectations Group members should each have an important job, like:SpeakerWriter/artistDiscussion leaderTimerRespect each other’s opinionGroup members should all be part of the discussion
6 Complete the zones worksheet by sharing ideas in your group If you had to plan zones for this classroom, how would you design the room?Group work5 minutesComplete the zones worksheet by sharing ideas in your group
7 What is a city planner?In a city, a city planner is someone who decides, through careful study, what types of buildings should go where.
8 What are some zones in our city? Business ZoneFarming ZoneIndustrial ZoneResidential ZoneMultipurpose Zone8Have you seen these zones in or near our city?
9 Look at your photo, what zone do you think this is? Group Work2 minutesLook at your photo, what zone do you think this is?What are the people doing?Do people live here?Do people work here?Can you buy things here?
10 Questions? Why are zones needed to make a city run smoothly? What would happen if a city had no city planner?Discuss in your groups2 minutesLook around on your way home today and think about what zones you see!
11 Thanks, see you next time! Clean up:Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal and turn them in.Take home the postcard and magnet.Next time: We build a city!
12 Students will be able to Day 2: Building a CityObjectives:Students will be able toUnderstand the importance of the construction business to a city’s economyRecognize the skills a builder needsIdentify how the builder’s job relates to the job of a city planner
13 It’s great to see you again! Let’s remember…What is a zone?Why is a zone important?What does a city planner do?Why is a city planner’s job important?Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner3 minutes
14 Today, we’re going to learn about the construction business! What is construction?Construction is the process of putting something together, or building.City planners tell builders where they are allowed to build certain buildings within certain zones.14
15 There are 5 zones in our city. Can you remember their names There are 5 zones in our city. Can you remember their names? Can you remember what goes in them? Discuss with a partner 2 minutes
16 Let’s look around the classroom. What are some jobs a builder might have done here?What challenges might he or she have faced?What tools did he or she use?What skills did he or she need?Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner3 minutes
17 A blueprint is an important tool! A blueprint is a detailed set of instructions to make sure a building is built right. We use blueprints to build many things, like houses and office buildings.
18 Let’s look at an example of a blueprint. Builders always check their work to make sure they are following directions properly and making a quality building.Practice taking measurements on your blueprint.Use the scale to figure out what thereal size of this building will be!Work on your own5 minutes18
19 Work on your own 10 minutes Now, let’s build our own city!Write your name on your buildingWrite the name of your business on your buildingCarefully build your building – remember, quality is important! Think about:What zone does your building belong in?What materials were used to build your building?
20 Questions?What would have happened if you had constructed your building with the wrong measurements?Why is it important that you build a building correctly?What should we name our city? Discuss with a partner 3 minutes
21 Thanks, see you next time! Clean up:Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal and turn them in.Take home your blueprint worksheet and leave your building on the zone map.Next time: We become restaurant owners!
22 Students will be able to Day 3: Dining OutObjectives:Students will be able toMake group decisions necessary to start a restaurantDecide on a type of restaurantDiscuss and select the best location for a restaurantDecide what to charge for mealsSelect an employeePromote the restaurant
23 It’s great to see you again! Let’s remember…How do city planners and construction workers work together?What zone does a restaurant belong in?Discuss with a partner2 minutes
24 Today, we’re going to learn about the restaurant business! A restaurant needs both consumers and producers to be successful.Consume means to buy or use a good or service.What is a consumer?Produce means to make something.What is a producer?24
25 Who is a consumer and who is a producer? A consumer uses thingsA producer builds things25A producer makes thingsA consumer buys things
26 Is it possible to be both a consumer and a producer?
27 An entrepreneur is a producer who creates and organizes a new business Let’s become entrepreneurs and start our own restaurant business!
28 What are some of our favorite restaurants in our city? Let’s brainstorm:What are some of our favorite restaurants in our city?What important decisions do you think the restaurant owners had to make before they opened their restaurants? Discuss with a partner 2 minutes
29 Planning our restaurant Place: What is the best location?Product: What type of food will you serve?Price: How much will you charge for a meal?People: Who will you hire first?Promotion (advertising): How do you want to tell people about your new restaurant?Group work15 minutesComplete the Reci-P’s for Success worksheet by sharing ideas in your group
30 Which choices would make our restaurant the most successful? Let’s compare answers!Which choices would make our restaurant the most successful?What other important decisions should we think about before we open our restaurant?30
31 Thanks, see you next time! Clean up:Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal and turn them in.Take home your Reci-P’s for Success worksheet and turn in your group’s poster.Next time: We learn about the newspaper business!
32 Students will be able to Day 4: Making HeadlinesObjectives:Students will be able toUnderstand the importance of the newspaper as a communication tool.Recognize the skills a reporter needs.Generate article topics and develop article outlines.
33 It’s great to see you again! Let’s remember…Why do cities have zones?What zone does a newspaper belong in?Discuss with a partner2 minutes
34 Today, we’re going to learn about the newspaper business! Why is it important for a city to have news?How do we get our news?
35 Let’s look at a newspaper: The Junior Achievement PostTitle ofPaperNovember 1, Issue 1LOCAL NEWSSection NameThird Grade Students Build Their Own CityBy: A. VolunteerThird grade students in Maryland are enjoying the Junior Achievement “Our City” program this year and have gotten to build and name their own city! Students learned about zones, construction and blueprints, and used their new skills to make buildings and build a city. Students are learning about the important jobs that they can have so they can help make their city a better place to live.Headline35
36 What information do reporters include in a newspaper article? Who is the newspaper article about?What happened?When did it happen?Where did it happen?Why did it happen? The Five W’s!
37 Let’s become reporters! Use your article paper to write a story for our city’s newspaper. Write a story that would fit in the section that you are assigned to:Entertainment: plays, books, movies, computer gamesSports: school, city, national or internationalBusiness: new products and storesSchool News: new rules, new programs, new teachers, school events Work on your own 20 minutes
38 Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner 3 minutes Why is it important to know the news in our city?What challenges do you think a reporter faces?How can a newspaper help an entrepreneur?What should we name our newspaper?Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner 3 minutes
39 Thanks, see you next time! Clean up:Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal and turn them in.Read the newspaper this week!Next time: We learn about banks!
40 Students will be able to Day 5: You Can Bank on ItObjectives:Students will be able toUnderstand that the purpose of a bank is to keep moneyComplete a single bank transactionBalance a checkbook
41 It’s great to see you again! Let’s remember…How do news reporters work with people in our city?What zone does a bank belong in?Discuss with a partner2 minutes
42 Today, we’re going to learn about banks! Let’s brainstorm: What is a bank for?Why is it important for a city to have a bank?How does a bank work?Discuss with a partner4 minutes
43 Deposit money into your account At the bank, you can:Deposit money into your accountDeposit means “add”Withdraw money from your accountWithdraw means “subtract”
44 You use a deposit ticket to deposit money: 44Let’s fill out a deposit ticket together!
45 You can write a check to withdraw money: Let’s write a check together!
46 Let’s practice using a bank account in our city! Group Activity10 minutesFollow instructions to complete your deposit ticket, write your check, buy a newspaper and a meal in our city.
47 Why do you think it is important to keep track of your money? A check registry is an important tool to keep track of the money in your bank account.Why do you think it is important to keep track of your money?
48 Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner 4 minutes Why are banks important to people in a city?What skills do you need to use a bank account?How does a bank help consumers?How does a bank help producers?Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner 4 minutes
49 Thanks for learning with me! Clean up:Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal, collect all of your worksheets and take them home.Congratulations on finishing theJunior Achievement Our City® Program!