The Economy

Do bulls and bears leave you scratching your head? What’s up with the stock market, anyway? We’re taking a spin on that roller coaster called Wall Street as we explain the ups and downs of the economy and how the financial markets affect you!

What They'll Learn:

stock exchanges, economic cycles, financial institutions, global economy, how value of money is created.

Lesson Plans

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The Economics of Economics

Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use...

The Economics of Economics

Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. Meet a young entrepreneur who started her serving business up when the economy turned down. It’s all economics!
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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”.  
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Economic Cycles

Cycles in the economy go up and down.  Learn how cycles can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who...

Economic Cycles

Trends in the economy go up and down. Learn how trends can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends.
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The Global Economy

Go around the world with the Biz Kid$! Join us and you’ll follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy. You’ll also see how several entrepreneurs have...

The Global Economy

Around the world with Biz Kid$! Join us and you’ll follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy. Meet a long-board entrepreneur and learn about fair trade.
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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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The Value of Money

With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money?  What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the American dollar?  Why is the dollar measured against the...

The Value of Money

What determines the value of money?  There are many currencies around the world.  What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the AmericanDollar and why is it measured against the Chinese Yuan, the Japanese Yen or  the Euro.
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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....