Lesson 6: BizKids Curriculum

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Lesson 6: BizKids Curriculum

Biz Kid$ is a national financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business. The overall objective of Biz Kid$ is to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an Emmy award-winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting kids 9 – 16 years old. It is the first national public television series promoting financial education for elementary through high school students and was created by the same team that produced “Bill Nye the Science Guy”.

Each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies, and stories featuring real life young entrepreneurs. Biz Kid$ used the power of television to teach students how to use credit wisely and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community.

BizKids is partially funded by Americas Credit Unions

A free curriculum is available for download for use by teachers and parents to use in classrooms, afterschool programs and at home. Each episode has a specially designed curriculum with activities, reviews and tests, all of which comply with the National Endowment for Financial Education standards. Seelect Biz Kids lesson plans will be available in Spanish.

Learn more about BizKids from the National Credit Union Foundation.

 

Teachers, parents, credit union staff and volunteers can use the financial education curriculum below.

The online curriculum includes instructions on how to teach Biz Kid$ lessons to children. Five core Biz Kid$ lesson plans in expanded formats in both English and Spanish. The curriculum below can be downloaded, unzipped, and then burned to CD for distribution. Included is CD label art that you can customize with your credit union’s logo.

 

Download a PowerPoint presentation of the BizKid$ Teacher Workshop.

 

Expanded Curriculum for Core Biz Kid$

An expanded set of lesson plans is available for five core episodes:

  • What Can You Do With Money? (104)
  • Taking Charge of Your Financial Future (106)
  • How To Achieve Your Financial Goals (110)
  • Budgeting Basics (116)
  • Understanding Income and Expenses (123)

Download the bundled core lessons in English [5MB .zip file]

Download the bundled core lessons in Spanish [5MB .zip file]

 

Season One and Two Curricula

BizKids Complete Season One Curriculum [14MB .zip file]

BizKids Complete Season Two Curriculum [14MB .zip file]

Print/download a Biz Kid$ CD/DVD Curriculum Label – PSD Format or JPG Format

 

Download Curriculum Files from Individual Episodes (in .zip format)

All individual episodes contain:

  1. Biz Terms
  2. Day One Questions
  3. Day Two Questions
  4. Materials Prep
  5. Family Activity Sheet

More lessons are available on the BizKids site.

Lessons

 

For more bizkid$ stuff, visit BizKids.com