Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BizKids - Business Videos and Lessons for Kids

BizKids is a series of thirty-nine videos and lessons designed to teach kids about business and personal finances. Each episode tackles a different topic ranging from "what is money?" to "understanding income and expenses" to "the green economy." Every episode is accompanied by detailed lesson plans for teachers to use in junction with a classroom viewing of the video. All of the lesson plans are published as pdf files.

In addition to the videos and lesson plans, BizKids has a section of assorted learning tools for kids to explore on their own. Some of these tools include a calculator for learning about the power of compound interest and for calculating how long it could take to save one million dollars.

Applications for Education
BizKids is a good series of videos and lesson plans for teaching students about personal and business finances. If you don't have the time to use all of the videos and lesson plans in the series you could pick and choose the ones that best fit your needs. BizKids has created a core curriculum of five videos and lesson plans that you can use if you don't want to search through all of the videos.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Investing in Plain English
Financial Glossary for Students