Students refer to the booklet as they encounter the terms online and as a study guide before the posttest at the end of the course.
Interview A Pro
The capstone of the new booklet is Interview A Pro. Eight months ago we released another printed curriculum piece, the Banzai Activity Kit, to elementary-aged students across the country. Unlike Life Scenarios, teachers use the Activity Kit independently of Banzai’s software—the activities can stand on their own. One of them, Interview A Grown-Up is an exercise that encourages children to interview adults they are close to. It’s been such a success we decided to bring it to Life Scenarios, with a new name: Interview a Pro.
In this new activity, students are given the opportunity to engage a professional in the community—a bank or credit union representative, or someone like an accountant—in a meaningful conversation about finances. Because Banzai’s all about real-world finance, the activity includes short essay questions designed to get teens to think about money in a way that matters to them.
Finally… a crossword puzzle! Because, who doesn’t like crossword puzzles? The puzzle incorporates words from their vocab lists: What do you call money lent to you for a time? Which document shows gross and net pay? What is money removed from your account? Choose the terms and line them up.
Get the New Booklets Now
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