Elementary School Programs

PJI uses compelling stories about helping, working, earning, and saving along with hands-on activities to engage the students.

Our Families

This program uses a combination of pictures, stickers, and flashcards to engage students in activities about needs and wants, jobs, tools and skills, and interdependence.

Our Community

Through hands-on activities, the students learn about workers, the work they perform, why workers are paid, what taxes are and how they are used, and where to save money.
Examines responsibilities and economic opportunities available within a community.

Our City

The students construct paper buildings, map out a city, write newspaper articles, plan their own restaurants, and examine why banks are important.
considers economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities.

Our Region

Students discover the natural, human, and capital resources in
Program focuses on how resources are combined to create goods and services that individuals, businesses, and organizations provide to consumers

Our Nation

Provides practical information about businesses’ need for individuals who can meet the demands of the job market, including high-growth, high-demand jobs. Students will learn that businesses need workers with skills that are in demand, such as STEM skills – science, technology, engineering and math