Students from Morton College recently visited the K-3 classes at Drexel school to teach about communities, cities, business, and much more. According to Junior Achievement, the purpose is, "to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."
Core values of Jr. Achievement:
- BELIEF IN THE BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL OF YOUNG PEOPLE
- COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MARKET-BASED ECONOMICS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- PASSION FOR WHAT WE DO AND HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND EXCELLENCE IN HOW WE DO IT
- RESPECT FOR THE TALENTS, CREATIVITY, PERSPECTIVES, AND BACKGROUNDS OF ALL INDIVIDUALS
- BELIEF IN THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION
- CONVICTION IN THE EDUCATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL IMPACT OF RELEVANT, HANDS-ON LEARNING
The third graders from room 210 enjoyed their Jr. Achievement Day with Miss Iris! Miss Iris came from Morton College to help them learn about communities. The students loved creating a city and learning about industrial, agricultural, residential, and multi-purpose zones. They also learned how to balance a checkbook through a fun board game that was similar to monopoly. The students learned how an economy works through a role playing activity by becoming chefs, marketers and customers. It was fun watching the students learn different things about a community.
3rd Grade 210