Third Grade – JA Our City

This program is typically for third grade students and consists of 5 individual guided videos and activities links to share and discuss with your students. Feel free to also utilize these in your Google Classroom! You may also share these resources with your student’s parents/guardians so they can complete them at home.

JA Our City introduces JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching™ introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city.

Program overview: https://www.jaaz.org/program/ja-our-city/

Program objectives are to teach students to:

  • Explain the choices people have with money
  • Recognize methods of payment and whether they are readily visible or invisible
  • Examine the importance of money to a city and its citizens
  • Describe how entrepreneurial businesses meet the needs and wants of citizens

Start: Pre-Test

Before beginning, we ask that each student complete a short pre-test so that we may better track students’ knowledge gain. Click below to get started!


Session 1: Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate

Session 2: Invisible Money

Session 3: How Do I Become an Entrepreneur?

Session 4: Money Choices Make the City Go ‘Round

Session 5: Let’s Build a City


Please have each student complete a short post-test so that we can track students’ knowledge gain.

Take Post-Test

*If you are an educator and would like a copy of your students’ pre- and post-tests, please contact Colleen at colleenc@jaaz.org.