It’s an exciting time at JA of Lincoln! We were honored with the opportunity to pilot two brand-new programs, offering our students the very latest in JA curriculum. Volunteers and teachers have been working together to test out the new 1st and 3rd grade curriculum, and their feedback will be used by the national JA office to impact lesson plans for hundreds of thousands of students nationwide. The pilot is wrapping up this month, and the new curriculum will be rolled out this summer. We think that’s a pretty big deal!
The 1st grade curriculum is called Our Families, and it teaches students how family members’ jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The 3rd grade curriculum, Our City, introduces students to the characteristics of cities and how cities are shaped by zoning. Students also explore how financial institutions help businesses and city residents.
Thank you to Wysong Elementary, Kosser Elementary, Clinton Elementary, Sacred Heart, St. Michael’s, St. Patrick, and St. Peter schools for being willing to participate in this exciting opportunity. As always, we’re so happy to be able to provide our students with the absolute best!