|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grade 3|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Banking, business, business decisions, circular flow of money, city, city planner, consumer, currency, deposit, economic development, entrepreneur, goods, government, income, interdependence, jobs, making payments, money choices, producer, save, savings, savings account, services, spend, taxes, transaction, withdrawal||Brainstorming, conceptualizing, critical thinking, decision making, developing ideas, drawing conclusions, evaluating payment types, following directions, listening, making choices, making observations, mapping information, planning a business, problem solving, reading, teamwork, verbal communication, working in groups, writing|
Students develop an awareness of the four choices they have with money: earn, save, spend, and donate. In the session, students watch and discuss Cha-Ching's "Money Choices" music video and play a board game to reinforce the importance of balancing the choices consumers have with money.
Students learn about the different forms of money and how people use them to pay for goods and services. In the session, students watch and discuss Cha-Ching's "Invisible Money" music video and examine the Many Ways to Pay! Poster.
Students develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and are introduced to the idea that entrepreneurs promote a healthy economy within a city. In the session, students watch and discuss Cha-Ching's "Entrepreneur" music video, and become business owners, creating business plans for a restaurant of their choosing.
Students examine the importance of money as it travels back and forth between consumers, businesses, and the city
government. In the session, students watch and discuss Cha-Ching's "When You Get Money" music video and role-play how money moves in a city.
A city thrives when all three sectors of the economy earn, save, spend, and donate. In the session, students watch and discuss Cha-Ching's "Cha-Cha Choices" music video and design and construct a pop-up business to place on the City Map.