Star Center Fifth Grade Students Experience the Business World

Star Center Fifth Grade Students Experience the Business World
Posted on 12/01/2017
Star Center Fifth Grade Students Experience the Business WorldLake Geneva, December 1, 2017 — Elementary school students aren't old enough to drive, work, vote or be the boss.  But Tuesday, November 28, 2017 the fifth grade students from Star Center Elementary School were!  They went to the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (JA) BizTown in Milwaukee.

At the JA BizTown, the students operated a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses.  JA BizTown combined in-class learning with help from Badger High School FCCLA Students and a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town in Milwaukee.  The fifth grade students from Star Center learned about: entrepreneurship, goods and services, resources, producers and consumers, scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity costs, taxes, spending and saving, financial institutions and banking concepts, write a resume, apply for jobs, produce goods and services, spend money, and become part of a business team and create a business plan. 

Students left understanding the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in our local economy.


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