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1 Welcome! Junior Achievement Our City ® Program

2 Day 1: Inside Cities Objectives: Students will be able to Define a city as a place where people live, work, play and go to school Learn about the different zones used in city planning Identify the job of a city planner within a city 1

3 Im your volunteer! About me and why Im here: Our program What I do When I was in school… Im happy to meet you and excited to spend time learning together! 2

4 How would you describe a city? 3 A city has lots of special areas called zones. A zone is an area set aside for a certain purpose, like houses, business or school. Discuss with a partner 1 minute

5 Have you seen these zones in our city?

6 Group work expectations Group members should each have an important job, like: Speaker Writer/artist Discussion leader Timer Respect each others opinion Group members should all be part of the discussion

7 If you had to plan zones for this classroom, how would you design the room? 6 Group work 5 minutes Complete the zones worksheet by sharing ideas in your group

8 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. 7

9 What are some zones in our city? 8 Business Zone Farming Zone Industrial Zone Residential Zone Multipurpose Zone Have you seen these zones in or near our city?

10 Look 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? Group Work 2 minutes

11 Questions? 10 Why are zones needed to make a city run smoothly? What would happen if a city had no city planner? Discuss in your groups 2 minutes Look around on your way home today and think about what zones you see!

12 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! 11

13 Day 2: Building a City Objectives: Students will be able to Understand the importance of the construction business to a citys economy Recognize the skills a builder needs Identify how the builders job relates to the job of a city planner 12

14 Its great to see you again! Lets remember… What is a zone? Why is a zone important? What does a city planner do? Why is a city planners job important? Pick 2 questions and discuss with a partner 3 minutes 13

15 Today, were going to learn about the construction business! 14 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. What is construction?

16 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

17 Lets look around the classroom. 16 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 partner 3 minutes

18 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. 17

19 Lets look at an example of a blueprint. 18 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 the real size of this building will be! Work on your own 5 minutes

20 Work on your own 10 minutes Write your name on your building Write the name of your business on your building Carefully build your building – remember, quality is important! Think about: What zone does your building belong in? What materials were used to build your building? Now, lets build our own city!

21 Questions? 20 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

22 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! 21

23 Day 3: Dining Out Objectives: Students will be able to Make group decisions necessary to start a restaurant Decide on a type of restaurant Discuss and select the best location for a restaurant Decide what to charge for meals Select an employee Promote the restaurant 22

24 Its great to see you again! Lets remember… How do city planners and construction workers work together? What zone does a restaurant belong in? Discuss with a partner 2 minutes 23

25 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? Today, were going to learn about the restaurant business! 24

26 Who is a consumer and who is a producer? 25 A consumer buys thingsA producer makes things A consumer uses thingsA producer builds things

27 Is it possible to be both a consumer and a producer?

28 An entrepreneur is a producer who creates and organizes a new business Lets become entrepreneurs and start our own restaurant business!

29 Lets brainstorm: 28 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

30 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? 29 Group work 15 minutes Complete the Reci-Ps for Success worksheet by sharing ideas in your group

31 Which choices would make our restaurant the most successful? What other important decisions should we think about before we open our restaurant? Lets compare answers! 30

32 Thanks, see you next time! Clean up: Put your nametag inside your Junior Journal and turn them in. Take home your Reci-Ps for Success worksheet and turn in your groups poster. Next time: We learn about the newspaper business! 31

33 Day 4: Making Headlines Objectives: Students will be able to Understand the importance of the newspaper as a communication tool. Recognize the skills a reporter needs. Generate article topics and develop article outlines. 32

34 Its great to see you again! Lets remember… Why do cities have zones? What zone does a newspaper belong in? Discuss with a partner 2 minutes 33

35 Today, were going to learn about the newspaper business! Why is it important for a city to have news? How do we get our news?

36 Lets look at a newspaper: 35 The Junior Achievement Post November 1, 2010 Issue 1 Third Grade Students Build Their Own City By: A. Volunteer Third 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. Headline LOCAL NEWS Title of Paper Section Name

37 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 Ws! 36

38 Lets become reporters! 37 Use your article paper to write a story for our citys newspaper. Write a story that would fit in the section that you are assigned to: Entertainment: plays, books, movies, computer games Sports: school, city, national or international Business: new products and stores School News: new rules, new programs, new teachers, school events Work on your own 20 minutes

39 Questions? 38 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

40 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! 39

41 Day 5: You Can Bank on It Objectives: Students will be able to Understand that the purpose of a bank is to keep money Complete a single bank transaction Balance a checkbook 40

42 Its great to see you again! Lets remember… How do news reporters work with people in our city? What zone does a bank belong in? Discuss with a partner 2 minutes 41

43 Today, were going to learn about banks! Lets brainstorm: 42 What is a bank for? Why is it important for a city to have a bank? How does a bank work? Discuss with a partner 4 minutes

44 At the bank, you can: Deposit money into your account Deposit means add Withdraw money from your account Withdraw means subtract

45 You use a deposit ticket to deposit money: 44 Lets fill out a deposit ticket together!

46 You can write a check to withdraw money: Lets write a check together! 45

47 Lets practice using a bank account in our city! 46 Group Activity 10 minutes Follow instructions to complete your deposit ticket, write your check, buy a newspaper and a meal in our city.

48 A check registry is an important tool to keep track of the money in your bank account. 47 Why do you think it is important to keep track of your money?

49 Questions? 48 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

50 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 the Junior Achievement Our City ® Program! 49


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