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Have your class consider the issue of minors' accountability for their crimes. They discuss specific cases and the general issue of juvenile crime in round table discussions. Use this lesson to emphasize the rules and individual roles necessary for successful class discussion. As always, this New York Times Learning Network resource is chock full of excellent, thoughtful questions, extension ideas, and useful resource links.
The Project Accountant of a construction company talks about her responsibilities as a female working in construction. As a part of the National Association of Women in Construction, she also explains her duties within Magic Camp.
Having money is great, learning to manage it wisely is imperative. First, the class has a discussion on the value and convenience of having a checking account. Then, they practice filling out deposit slips, keeping an account register, and writing checks. Tip: Checks aren't used the same way they used to be, it may be a good idea to explain how an account register is used with ATM checking.
Young scholars use Monopoly to review the accounting cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly. Students produce the financial statements that will match the transactions of the game.
Students explore the principals of accounting and operating a business. In this business or financial math class, students investigate business documents, day books, bookkeeping, balance sheets, etc. in this self-paced comprehensive unit.
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit cards. Lesson three focuses on the impact of both savings accounts and credit cards.
Keep middle and high school readers accountable and push all students toward success by showing interest in their reading and testing the strategies below.
Utilize the jigsaw reading strategy to keep pupils accountable and encourage cooperative learning.
Students study uncollectible accounts expenses. They analyze adjustments for uncollectible accounts expense and enter the adjustments on a work sheet. They post entries to a general journal and to the accounts receivable and general ledgers. They play online games and complete a quiz online.
Pupils explore adjusting and closing accounting entries. They complete an outline and post closing entries to their appropriate accounts. They prepare a Post Closing Trial Balance at the end of a fiscal period and complete online activities.
Students review general ledgers, introduction of a corporation, and how they are set up. Students review transactions used on a general journal such as: journaling purchase returns and allowances, buying supplies on accounts, then posting the entries from the general journal to each separate general ledger account.
Students discover how to journal adjustments and post them into general ledger accounts. They explore what a post closing trial balance is and why it is prepared at the end of a fiscal period. They complete an outline and play online games.
Students assess Monopoly to review and analyze the Accounting Cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly and then produce several financial statements while analyzing business transactions from various source documents in journal formats.
Learners use the Monopoly game board to record, journalize, and post "real-life" business transactions. They will be able to complete an entire accounting cycle of a business.
Students practice their writing skills. For this eyewitness account lesson, students practice accurately describing an event as they write observation reports.
Students explore the importance of savings accounts and U.S. Savings Bonds. They study the concept of simple interest through a math activity.
Students study uncollectible accounts expense. They analyze an adjustment for uncollectible accounts expense, enter an adjustment for uncollectible accounts expense on a Work Sheet, and post the entry to write off an uncollectible A/R.
Students practice performing various accounting functions. Given analysis records, they prepare cost and revenue analysis based on specific criteria. They complete handouts and review their answers as a class. They also discuss the need for financial aid to acquire equipment or other items when beginning a business.
Twelfth graders explore accounting debits and credits through accounting equations.
First graders study money, banks, and getting interest on money. In this consumer math lesson, 1st graders listen to Stan and Jan Berenstain's, Berenstain Bears' Trouble With Money. They use the concepts in the book to discuss responsible money management. They work in small groups to understand the concept of getting interest on their money.