BANZAI! is a free online curriculum designed to introduce the principles of personal finance in scenarios developed with help from experienced educators. Teach real-world finance and practical life experience, and help students practice managing their money and test their decision making skills. Best of all: it grades itself!
BANZAI INTERACTIVE LIBRARY is an online resource center where teachers and parents can find articles, calculators, and interactive digital coaching sessions that can be used to supplement classroom resources and provide background information.
BANZAI JUNIOR is a game and simulation designed to give students the opportunity to own and operate a lemonade stand. To win the game, they must manage a budget, borrow (and pay back...) money, and navigate unexpected scenarios and expenses. Free printed workbooks complement the course.
BANZAI PLUS is a simulation designed to present students with challenging, real-life financial problems. Students must build and maintain healthy credit, qualify for a mortgage, utilize insurance, and avoid identity theft, all while managing a budget and working toward a savings goal. Free printed workbooks complement the course.
BANZAI TEEN is a simulation designed to help students tackle realistic financial dilemmas as they strive to earn money for college registration. Students are guided through financial basics as well as complicated topics like credit cards, auto loans, and insurance. Free printed workbooks complement the course.
BANZAI WORKBOOKS are available in print copies at no cost and are designed to complement the Banzai online curriculum and simulations. Three workbooks are available: Junior for students age 8-12, Teen for age 13-18, and Plus for age 16+.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP is a course within the Banzai program designed to teach students how to protect themselves from cyberbullying and identity theft. It allows teens to practice navigating through online decisions in a secure environment while also learning how to spot real-world scams.
PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE COST OF COLLEGE is designed to teach students about the expenses connected to their dream school while showing them ways to lower these costs through financial aid and scholarships. This unit can also help students explore college alternatives and career choices.