Teacher Review For Biz Kid$

Financial Literacy Movies and Games that kids love

Elizabeth P.
Classroom teacher
Orchard Valley Middle School
Sewell, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
As a part of a unit that I am teaching, I often times play either a clip or a whole episode of this. We own the DVD set as well as access the videos online. We watch pause and discuss points. Students answer questions using response systems or on paper to reflect on their learning. I have also started using the financial literacy games on the site, the kids really like them and they illustrate ideas that we discuss in class.
My Take
A great product and show. The materials and resources available are great and have a lot of possible extensions. The kids get to see how real life kids use these concepts and how the relate to their life. From there discussions, projects, and more are a natural outcome.