Middle School

Lesson Plans

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How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

Most people say 'yes' even though their actions say 'no'. Don't be one of those people! Biz Kid$ will show you how you can develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and...

How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

Most people say 'yes' even though their actions say 'no'. Don't be one of those people! Biz Kid$ will show you how you can develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and get the best return on your investments so you can take advantage of the power of compound interest. You won't get rich overnight but eventually you'll be making millions.
602

College Bound

The average college student will graduate with over $35,000 in debt, and some with thousands more. Faced with such a heavy burden some kids are opting not to go to college. This episode looks at...

College Bound

The average college student will graduate with over $35,000 in debt, and some with thousands more. Faced with such a heavy burden some kids are opting not to go to college. This episode looks at college from a return-on-investment perspective. Which degrees pay for themselves and which don't. When does it make sense NOT to go to college? And how to get creative to achieve your college dreams without ending up with a lifetime of payments.
603

My First Credit Card

Your first credit card -- manage it right and it could lead to a world of possibilities. Get it wrong and it will mean years of regret. Biz Kid$ demystifies the process of getting a credit card, how...

My First Credit Card

Your first credit card -- manage it right and it could lead to a world of possibilities. Get it wrong and it will mean years of regret. Biz Kid$ demystifies the process of getting a credit card, how to use it correctly, and explains terms like credit score and APR. Hear from kids who used credit to their advantage, and a few who wished they had.
604

Money Really Does Grow On Trees

Opportunities to make money are all around you. From products to services, offline to online, and the basics to the bizarre -- this episode explores ways to bring in the bucks if you're too young to...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees

Opportunities to make money are all around you. From products to services, offline to online, and the basics to the bizarre -- this episode explores ways to bring in the bucks if you're too young to get a job.  We show you how to make money even if you all you have is a good attitude.   Kids will walk away with some inspiration, if they're willing to exert the perspiration.
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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and find out how you can do the same to make a difference by becoming a social entrepreneur.
606

The Road to Financial Freedom

Ever try to get to a new destination without looking up the directions? You'll never get rich if you don't set a goal and create a roadmap. Find out how to set financial goals, and stick to them, and...

The Road to Financial Freedom

Ever try to get to a new destination without looking up the directions? You'll never get rich if you don't set a goal and create a roadmap. Find out how to set financial goals, and stick to them, and how to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of getting sidetracked on your journey to making millions.
513

All in the Family

Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or...

All in the Family

Does your family talk marketing over meatloaf? Do you know someone who tracks revenue at the family reunion? Family-run businesses come in all shapes and sizes whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or the Trump empire. Learn how families work, grow, and fight their way to profits.
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Take it to the Bank

A kid’s view of the services which banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer – and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that...

Take it to the Bank

A kid’s view of the services which banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer – and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that banks offer and how to shop for the right bank for you. Meet a young entrepreneur with a haunted house who has no fear of banking.
506

Businesses That Give Back

Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious...

Businesses That Give Back

Get to know some businesses that are giving back in big ways, including up-and-coming entertainer Cymphonique, who helps encourage positive self-esteem for girls. Learn from socially conscious companies that are doing good by giving back in unique ways. It’s the new triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.
504

You Are the Target!

….of advertisers, that is. Kids and teens are subjected to thousands of commercial messages every day. This episode helps you recognize when you are being targeted, how to resist manipulation, and...

You Are the Target!

….of advertisers, that is. Kids and teens are subjected to thousands of commercial messages every day. This episode helps you recognize when you are being targeted, how to resist manipulation, and when to apply good consumer skills to cut through the commercial fog.
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What’s Your Money Personality?

How do you act with money? Are you a “Money Star,” “Oblivious” or “Penny Wise Pound Foolish”? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with...

What’s Your Money Personality?

How do you act with money? Are you a “Money Star,” “Oblivious” or “Penny Wise Pound Foolish”? This episode looks at the range of emotional reactions and connections people have with money. So what personality are you? Find out in this episode.
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Learning from Failure

Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how mistakes can actually make you stronger and more successful.  Meet several business owners who all learned from their mistakes...

Learning from Failure

Have you ever made a decision you regret? Discover how your mistakes can make you stronger. Meet some kids who didn’t give up until they got it right.
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Hidden Careers

You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love something, but don’t have the skills to be the top star, there are many different roles you can play behind the...

Hidden Careers

You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. Learn about “behind the scenes” careers in sports, music, ballet, medicine and aviation.
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Escape the Box

What do you do when opportunity knocks? Learn how to recognize and act on new opportunities in your life and to be creative in problem solving.  Meet five young entrepreneurs who all thought 'outside...

Escape the Box

Opportunity knocks – what do you do?  Learn how to "think outside the box" and be creative in problem solving, recognizing opportunities in your life and acting on them.  
304

Where’s My Allowance?

Learn how some kids get an allowance based on chores, and others just for being part of the family.  Either way you need to know about the three things you can do with your allowance -- spend, save,...

Where’s My Allowance?

Learn how some kids get an allowance based on chores, and others just for being part of the family.  Either way you need to know about the three things you can do with your allowance -- spend, save, share. Meet some parents who are not afraid to talk about money with their kids, and young entrepreneurs who are using their allowance to invest in their futures.  
210

Secrets To Success

The secret is actually simple – it’s all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future that you can. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance...

Secrets To Success

Did you know your credit score could impact whether or not you get into college, get a job, or even rent an apartment? Join the Biz Kid$, and you’ll learn about building good credit and how the credit laws affect your life.  Meet a teen who built her vending machine business on good credit, and a club promoter who explains what happened due to bad credit.
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The Green Economy & You

Join the Biz Kids on a green mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there’s green to be made in thinking green....

The Green Economy & You

Join the Biz Kids on a green mission and discover your impact on the environment. Explore different ways to become part of the green economy and learn how there’s green to be made in thinking green. Take a ride on the “The Big Green Bus” and find out how to turn poop into profits with “Zoo Doo”.  
303

More Bang for Your buck

Whether you’re facing good times or tough times, it’s important to know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.  Meet a teen who repairs broken Xboxes...

More Bang for Your buck

In good times or bad, it's always good  to know how to get the best value for your money, by being a smart consumer.  
301

Are You Financially Literate

Understanding how to manage your money at an early age will make you even more successful when you head to college or move out on your own. Explore the skills of saving, goal setting, budgeting, and...

Are You Financially Literate

Whether planning for college or the big move out after high school, being financially literate will help you be more successful.  This episode explores the skills of saving, banking, budgeting, goal setting, and managing credit.  
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Social Entrepreneurs

Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll meet social visionaries who use business skills to make changes in their communities. Their focus is on people instead of profits.  Meet a 12-year old who's helping...

Social Entrepreneurs

Meet social visionaries who use the same tools as for-profit entrepreneurs. Yet instead of building profits, these people create organizations with powerful movements for social change
124

Building and Growing a Business

From start-up on up! Follow the Biz Kid$ as they learn the necessary steps for building and growing a new business. You learn how having the basics in place can make all the difference. Meet celebrity...

Building and Growing a Business

From start-up on up! Learn the necessary steps for organizing, staffing, training, and building a new business. Meet celeb shoe designers, and high school kids who make salad dressing.
122

Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)

All sales final! Join the Biz Kid$ in sales training as they explore effective sales techniques. Discover the traits common to all good salespeople. You’ll meet several entrepreneurs who demonstrate...

Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)

All sales final. Join the Biz Kids in sales training and discover the traits common to all good salespeople. Meet a young entrepreneur who sells Lobster Feeder cockroaches!
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Saving and Investing for Your Future

You’ll learn along with the Biz Kid$ about the power of starting a savings plan early in life. You’ll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people. See what a pro...

Saving and Investing for Your Future

See the powerful potential of starting a savings plan early in life. You’ll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people.
116

Budgeting Basics

The Biz Kid$ learn the first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know. Join the kids and you’ll look at spending and expenses and examine several proven methods on how to...

Budgeting Basics

Learn the first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know! The Biz Kids take a look at spending and expenses and how to gain control of both.
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Using Your Credit

Don’t live on borrowed time. Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll see the true cost of purchasing with credit. You’ll also have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people...

Using Your Credit

Don’t live on borrowed time - see the true cost of purchasing with credit. Have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people who use them to evaluate consumers.
114

How To Be a Smart Consumer

Get the most for your money. Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll explore smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen. Meet some...

How To Be a Smart Consumer

Get the most for your money by using smart shopping strategies. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps set by savvy marketers and high-pressure salesmen.
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The Biz Kid$ Challenge

The Biz Kid$ learn the world of marketing through the "Project Lemonade Challenge": two teams, two identical lemonade stands. It’s up to the kids to decide the price and promotional strategy to sell...

The Biz Kid$ Challenge

The Biz Kids learn the world of marketing through competing lemonade stands in "Project Lemonade Challenge".
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Introducing Entrepreneurs

You’ll discover an entrepreneur is someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Find out the qualities that makes an entrepreneur successful. Meet an entrepreneur who turned his...

Introducing Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and acts upon it. Learn the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans and meet a social entrepreneur who raised money for playground equipment.
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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

Join us and you’ll learn how to track your expenses, get control of your spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while...

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

To reach your financial goals you need to track your expenses, get control of spending, and invest what’s left over. Start young, while time is on your side!
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Cash and Credit

What's the difference between cash and credit?  The Biz Kid$ explain the pros and cons to using your own money versus someone else's.  Meet a young entrepreneur who used credit to start a bath salts...

Cash and Credit

You’ll learn about the power and pitfalls of credit, which is essentially using someone else’s money temporarily (for a price).
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How to Succeed in Biz-ness

A business can be anything from babysitting to owning vending machines. You’ll discover the three key steps to success: identify a need, make a plan to fill the need, and take action. Join us as we...

How to Succeed in Biz-ness

The three key steps to business success: identify a need, make a plan, take action. Learn from a young fashion guru with a tie business, and the teen who started a magazine.
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A Biz: What Is It?

You’ll see that a successful business supplies goods or services and makes profit when it earns more money than it spends. Meet the junior high school boy who makes healthy dog biscuits, the high...

A Biz: What Is It?

A successful business makes profit when it earns more money than it spends. Meet the boy who makes healthy dog biscuits, and the twins with a cake decorating company.
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Taking Charge of Your Financial Future

Join the Biz Kid$ as they set financial goals, and then make a plan to get there.  Learn about opportunity costs and how making your goals requires a little sacrifice....

Taking Charge of Your Financial Future

Learn about 'opportunity cost', and then follow along as a Biz Kid sets up his first savings account. Meet an entrepreneur who reached his savings goal by selling jewelry.  
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Money Moves

Watch the ebb and flow of money as the Biz Kid$ examine how money moves in the economy.  Follow a single dollar bill as it moves from a depositor’s hand across the counter, down to the vault, over...

Money Moves

Follow a single dollar bill as it moves from a depositor’s hand across the counter, over to the Federal Reserve, and finally out to a project the bank is financing.
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How Credit Affects Your Life

Did you know your credit score could impact whether or not you get into college, get a job, or even rent an apartment? Join the Biz Kids, and you’ll learn about building good credit and how the...

How Credit Affects Your Life

The secret is actually simple – it’s all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future that you can. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance of life-long learning.
203

Building Your Business Online

In today’s world, great tools are available to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and pitfalls with online-based businesses. See the success of a young graphic...

Building Your Business Online

In today’s world, great tools are available to build a business online. The Biz Kids investigate the advantages and uncover pitfalls in building an Internet business.
202

Money Math – Who Needs It?

Math is a true building block in the business of your life. Whether you are calculating the tip on the restaurant bill, making change at your lemonade stand, or figuring out how to quickly grow your...

Money Math – Who Needs It?

Math is a true building block in the business of your life - whether it’s figuring out a tip, making change, or learning how to grow your savings, it’s all about the math in money.
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Have a Plan, Stan!

Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it's crucial to devleop a plan before you start your business.  Meet a teen who opened a snow-cone shack, another who makes candles, and...

Have a Plan, Stan!

Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it’s crucial to develop a plan before you start your business.
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Crash Course on Starting a Business

So you’ve got an idea – now what? Check out this quick, but comprehensive course on business basics. The crash course involves finding a good idea, getting funded, marketing your product or...

Crash Course on Starting a Business

So you've got an idea, now what? Take a quick but comprehensive tour on the steps you need to start your own business.
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What Can You Do With Money?

Decisions, decisions! Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll ponder the merits of spending, saving, sharing and investing money. You'll also learn how to create a financial diary and track spending. Meet a...

What Can You Do With Money?

Join the Biz Kids and you’ll ponder the merits of spending, saving, donating, and investing money. Learn how to create a financial diary and track spending.
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How Do You Get Money?

Join us and you’ll explore many ways to make money. Follow a Biz Kid on a job hunt—reviewing help wanted ads, filling out the application, and going through the interview. Hear from Amazon.com...
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What is Money?

The Biz Kids say: “Show me the money!”.  Take a grand tour through the history of money from the days of bartering, through the first coins, all the way to the electronic transfers of today....
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What is a Biz Kid?

You’ll learn that anybody can be a Biz Kid with effort and the right attitude. Biz Kid$ identify a need, make a plan, and take action. Meet a skateboard designer, a hip hop music producer, and a 9...