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Biz Kid$: How Much Is A Million
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Biz Kid$ is a television series designed to entertain and teach children how to make and manage money, while inspiring them to pursue their dreams.
Each season will contain 13 standards-based episodes that provide upper-elementary and lower-middle grades students with the knowledge and tools to succeed in a global economy. The series demonstrates the importance of planning, goal-setting, risk-taking, and thoughtful decision-making within the context of financial decisions. The series also encourages the skills necessary to become a successful entrepreneur.
Using Biz Kid$ in the classroom is as easy as 1-2-3. The curricular materials associated with Biz Kid$ build upon the lessons gained through the content of each television episode. Lesson plans include topics such as money basics, financial planning, personal finances, credit and debt, starting a business, and much more. Five of the Biz Kid$ lesson plans are available in Spanish and English. Episodes and lesson plans can be used on their own, or in combination with existing classroom curriculum. It’s not hard to teach your students about money and business so go on and turn them into Biz Kid$.
Read: How Much is a Million?
Today’s pre-viewing question:
Today’s episode of BIZ KID$ titled What Can You Do With Money? will present options of spending, saving, investing, and donating money. You will see how some Biz Kids set financial goals, and the steps they took to reach those goals. As we watch the program together, think about what your choices might include.
View: Episode 104 clip
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
For each episode of Biz Kid$, resources are available for classroom teachers and volunteers to share with students. Each session suggests the use of a Viewing Guide, a Guide for Volunteers and Teachers, and ancillary activity materials.
Production of the television program and educational outreach funding is generously provided to Biz Kid$ by a coalition of America’s Credit Unions.
This one-hour workshop will introduce educators to the program and available resources. An entrepreneurial workbook is provided.
This workshop equates to 1 CHC or .1 CEU. All teachers seeking CEU credit for this and any other ETI workshop, must have this pre-approved.
PBS Ready To Learn is supported by a cooperative agreement from the U. S. Department of Education, PR/Award Number R295A00002.