Explore Possibilities: BizTown
On Wednesday of this past week, our fifth grade students went to BizTown. BizTown is a 10,000 square foot indoor mini-city where our students had the opportunity to participate in a full-day, immersive experience. Our students worked in one of 21 businesses, made personal financial decisions, held business meetings, paid taxes and donated to charity. They filled all of the important jobs in a city, including judge, police officer, bank teller, public utilities worker, doctor, dentist, insurance agent, news anchor, reporter and more.
BizTown was the culminating field trip that followed four weeks of curriculum and preparation in the classroom. During their BizTown preparation, students learned how to be a citizen, how an economy works, how to apply and interview for a job and how to run a successful business.
We want our students to learn in real-life and relevant ways as they explore all the possibilities that are open to them. Fifth graders will continue to hone their entrepreneurial and business skills this year through our Chicken Club, the Junior Achievement “Our Nation” curriculum and more.