JA BizTown Training
Prior to teaching the JA BizTown curriculum for the first time, we require teachers to attend JA BizTown New Teacher Training. We also ask that one returning teacher from each school attends either a Returning Teacher Workshop or Returning Teacher Consultation. Once you submit your JA BizTown application you will receive a confirmation letter by the middle of May which will give details of training dates for the 2017-18 school year.
JA BizTown Teacher Resources
As you teach the JA BizTown curriculum in your classroom, there are a number of resources you will use to prepare students for your visit. If there is something you need not included here, please contact us!
Businesses and Jobs in JA BizTown
There are 14 businesses in our JA BizTown with a variety of different jobs; click here for an overview.
If you have questions about which job might be best for any of your students, please contact us. We are happy to discuss different job tasks and potential modifications to meet your students' needs.
As part of Lesson 1 in the Business Management unit, you will complete the BizBriefs Extension Activity. These BizBriefs highlight our local JA BizTown sponsors as students research what characteristics makes a quality business. The BizBriefs for our JA BizTown can be found here.
We offer the option for students to purchase souvenirs while at JA BizTown. You can either submit a pre-order to JA before your visit, or you can choose to allow time in your simulation for students to purchase souvenirs directly from JA Staff. More information about this process can be found in your curriculum guide behind the Miscellaneous Tab. Click here to view the JA souvenirs available, and current pricing.
Other Forms and Resources
Click here to download the Word/PDF versions of the following documents:
- Pre and Post Test
- Parent/Volunteer Letters
- Consent Form
- Ballot Templates
- Student Employment Letter
- Illustration/Resource Pages and Kit Posters
Click here to login to the JA Learning Platform for access to copyrighted JA BizTown resources.
The JA BizTown curriculum has been correlated with both Common Core and TN State standards. The links to these can be found here: