Social studies students at Roton Middle School in Norwalk, Conn., recently played the role of an 1870s farming family and analyzed the economic risks and benefits of moving from northern Illinois to Missouri for better opportunities. The lesson was part of JA-In-A-Day, part of Junior Achievement's America Works program in which local business leaders visit classrooms to help students perform a cost-benefit analysis to help them learn about business, economics and technology. The program helps students learn financial literacy, said Rob Pennington, a social studies teacher.

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