JA Financial Capability 2 – Semester Course

JA Financial Capability 2, part of the JA High School Experience courses, is a one-semester, teacher-led course in which high school students examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on employee benefits, ethics, business investment, and international business operations. Volunteers engage with students through a variety of activities that may include subject- matter guest speaking, coaching, or advising for case study and project course work.

Following completion of this course, students will be able to:

— Learn the necessary concepts applicable to state and national educational standards.
— Apply these standards-based concepts to the real world.
— Synthesize elective concepts through cumulative, tangible deliverables (projects).
— Analyze a business situation or principle through the use of a case study.
— Demonstrate the skills necessary for future career pathway success.

JA Financial Capability 2 is part of the JA Financial Literacy Pathway. The course is a blended model that includes teacher-led content, volunteer-led opportunities, and self-guided content to support flexible implementation options. JA Financial Capability 2 is available in classroom- based or remote live implementation. Robust support materials are available for teachers, including a pacing guide for semester-long implementation.

Program Concepts
Adaptability, beliefs, benefits of selling internationally, breach of contract, business acquisitions, business chains, business contracts, business expansion, business mergers, careers, code of ethics, corporate social responsibility, contracts, contract protection, contractor, costs of hiring, culture, culture and business connections, customer, distribute profits, domestic business, elements of a contract, employee, employee experience, enforceable contracts, ethics, expenses, experience, express or implied contracts, franchises, full time, generalizations, hard skills, inorganic growth, international business, international business challenges, international sales, new work environment, organic growth, part time, positive attitude, profits, reasons to hire, reinvest profits, soft skills, stakeholder, stakeholder theory, stereotyping, stockholder, stockholder theory, the cost of benefits, time management, triple bottom line, types of business legal structures, values

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze ideas
  • Analyze information
  • Analyze real world situations
  • Compare and contrast information
  • Create an artifact showing information gained
  • Discuss information
  • Evaluate information found
  • Gather information from a website
  • Interact with other students
  • Make a decision
  • Participate in group discussion
  • Present information
  • Research information
  • Role play business situations
  • Take another perspective
  • Think critically
  • Work in groups

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