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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 spenders take a look at the best ways to save and spend money. This type of financial education is lacking in schools, so implementing this lesson plan would be of great value to your students. Things like bank checking account fees, amounts of interest on savings accounts, fees associated with credit cards, and the "cheapest" way to make purchases are all explored. Some excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
In this ELL checking account worksheet, students read a selection about a couple saving money for their wedding. They answer 5 true or false questions about the reading before writing a short essay about whether the couple should or should not open a joint checking account, explaining why or why not.
Twelfth graders discover the uses of a checkbook. In this business math instructional activity, 12th graders discuss the benefits of checking accounts and compare the services offered by local banks. Students then practice writing checks and recording debits and credits in a register.
Students analyze the banking services and complete related activities. In this banking lesson, students review the services available at a bank and interview people for about the banking services they use. Students shop for checking account and open one. Students identify how to make a deposit, write a check, use an ATM card, or use a debit card. Students read a bank statement and complete a handout for all topics.
Here is a wonderful, four-lesson plan on economics. The discipline comes to life in your classroom by having it become a socieity with an economic structure. This remarkable, 24-page lesson has everything you need to successfully implement the activites. Embedded in the plan are worksheets, quizzes, collaborative assignments, and a brilliant template of an economic society that can be used through the entire school year.
Learning how a bank account works is a useful tool. The exercise in the resource is to deduct rent from a checking account and create an equation from a description. Participants then graph the balance of the bank account versus months of rent. Have your critical thinkers focus on the solution given in the first step. Where do they find it on the graph? How much was deducted in order to reach this balance? How many more months of rent could be paid before being overdrawn?
Fourth graders become familiar with the ways people exchange goods and services. In this spending money lesson, 4th graders listen to a chapter from Henry and Beezus and record Henry's earnings and money spent. Students use correct vocabulary to discuss and record Henry's lending and spending practices.