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Teachers - When you opt to participate in the Young AmeriTowne program, you will receive a complete curriculum of 37 lessons at a day-long orientation.  The orientation will explain program mechanics and will offer ideas for integrating the curriculum into your classroom.  All program materials, such as checkbooks, student workbooks, transparencies and parent newsletters are included with the curriculum.


You can integrate the curriculum into your daily class work over a period of time that works best for you.  Each chapter contains valuable lessons and hands-on activities that teach free enterprise concepts, while at the same time reinforcing economics, English language arts, math, and civics.  All this gradually prepares students for the culminating 'Day in Young AmeriTowne' where they will apply what they've learned by physically running a very life-like 17-business town.


Following are the Young AmeriTowne curriculum chapters and the concepts they teach:


Chapter 1 - Basic Economics

  • Economic Process/Free Enterprise System
  • Choices and Decisions
  •  Supply and Demand

Chapter 2 - Banking

  • What is Banking
  • How to Manage a Checking Account

Chapter 3 - Money Management

  • Budgeting
  • Investing
  • Saving

Chapter 4 - Government

  • How Government Works
  • Developing Laws
  • Voting, Campaigns and Elections

Chapter 5 - Communications

  • Advertising
  • Skills Assessment/Job Applications
  • Interviewing Skills

Chapter 6 - Philanthropy

  • Individual and Corporate Philanthropy

Chapter 7 - Business Preparation

Students prepare for their day in Young AmeriTowne by holding staff meetings and training for their Towne positions as Managers, Accountants, Service and Salespeople, Quality Control Specialists, and Media Specialists.


Chapter 8 - Closing Activities

Conducted back at school, these lessons evaluate business profitability and test concepts learned.


"Thank you for being an essential part of contributing to the kind of quality education that we strive to provide for all of our students."   -Teachers from Montview Elementary School

International Towne, our global economics program for 7th graders, is the only one of its kind in the United States.

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