Location: 201 S. Tryon St. #100, Charlotte, NC 28202
Date: Friday, November 3rd
Leave GCA: 7:45 am
Return to GCA: 2:00 pm
Registration Close Date: Friday, October 27th
Cost: $25 per student (Charge will be applied to your ParentsWeb account.)
What to wear: Students should dress nicely, but do not need to wear fancy attire. A collared shirt and jeans for boys is fine, and a casual dress or nice outfit for girls works well.
What to bring: Sack lunch; drinks will be provided by BizTown. Students may bring extra money for souvenirs as well.
Parent Volunteers: Since space is limited, spots will go to the first 4-5 parents who email firstname.lastname@example.org
GCA 5th Grade students will be head to BizTown in Uptown Charlotte. BizTown encompasses important aspects of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, providing students in grades four through six with a solid foundation of business, economics, and free enterprise education. The program also augments our curriculum in social studies, language arts, and math.
In September and October, students will be taught 12 lessons on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Then, on Friday, November 3, we will travel to Charlotte for a BizTown simulation. During this simulation, we will join students from other schools as we run a mini-community for the day. Each student will become a Town Citizen and assume a job in one of the Town businesses. Students will experience economics first-hand by producing and/or selling products, receiving a paycheck, working as a member of a business team, repaying a business loan, shopping, and managing a personal bank account.
Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in a simulated community, students will be encouraged to use critical-thinking skills as they learn about key economic concepts. They will develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a local community. BizTown will help prepare students for a lifetime of learning and academic achievement.