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Money Management Part II: Checking Accounts
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.
Checking Accounts--Financial Education
Eighth graders actively learn all about checking accounts and debit cards. They participate in mock transactions and experience the real life issues of managing money.
Banking and Budgeting
Middle schoolers explore personal finance. They investigate spending, saving, and budgeting. Practice writing checks, managing a checking account, and developing a personal saving plan. A great way to bring the real world into the classroom.
Buying New Stuff
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.
Banking 7: Giving out Loans without Giving out Gold
Can a bank issue endless loans and checking accounts without regard to the amount of money within its walls? Sal addresses this question throughout the lecture, where he introduces the concept of bank regulations - specifically reserve requirements. Viewers consider the perspective of the banking institution to improve their knowledge of economics, but additionally, to make them smarter consumers.
ELL Checking Account Reading and Reasoning
In this ELL checking account worksheet, learners 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.
The Nitty-Gritty of Checkbooks
Young scholars explore how to maintain a checking account. They control, disburse money, and keep their checking account balance. Through a PowerPoint demonstration, video streaming and hands-on practice, students apply the information given to practical experiences.
In this withdrawing money from a checking account worksheet, students listen as the teacher reads a passage on why Mr. Nguyen is withdrawing $50 from his checking account.
Students keep track of finances in a check register. In this checking account lesson plan, students practice writing checks and deposit slips as they add and subtract decimal amounts in order to balance a checkbook 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.
Banking 6: Bank Notes And Checks
Why carry around a heavy suitcase full of gold when you can write a check to your neighbor in the village? Sal's village banks flourishes in this video with the introduction of checks, demonstrating how a check essentially works. While this video is helpful for those interested in economics, anyone who is about to gain access to a checking account could use the lesson provided here.
Banking 8: Reserve Ratios
Addressing the concept of reserve ratios, Sal outlines the necessity and purpose of regulating the reserves within the banking system. He describes how an ideal banking system stays liquid, whereas a chaotic banking system might experience a bank run. This video would be ideal in an economics lecture, or even in a history class addressing the bank runs during the Great Depression.
Paying the Rent
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?
Checking Account - Reading Comprehension
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students will read a passage about opening a bank account and then determine the answer to five comprehension questions. In addition students will then evaluate the scenario presented and write an opinion paper.
Fourth graders become familiar with the ways people exchange goods and services. In this spending money lesson plan, 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.
Banking 9: More on Reserve Ratios (Bad sound)
Viewers learn about the value of liquidity and solvency in this video, which addresses not natural science but banking and finance. Sal explains the value of solvency for a bank, and how it relates to the process of making and receiving loans.
Banking 10: Introduction to leverage (bad sound)
Demonstrating not only the working definition but the mathematical model of financial leverage, Sal shows viewers how leverage can keep a bank safe - or multiply its losses. Particularly helpful for a class session about bank regulation and bad loans, the video differentiates the ideas of issuing bad loans with insolvency.
Students examine the dynamics of family finances. In groups, they discuss the importance of a budget and create their own given a fictional amount of money. As a class, they listen to a speaker from the bank discussing the importance of saving and opening up a checking account. To end the lesson, they participate in a candy experiment to practice using a budget.
Unit 4: Money Management - Using Bank Services
Students explore information about banking and banking services. They practice filling out deposits and withdrawal slips, transferring money and discover how money is transferred when making purchases. Students identify types of banks and practice opening, using, and balancing checking and savings accounts. In addition, they make decisions regarding credit cards, debit cards, and pay bills.
Show Me The Money!
Students select which bank would best meet their needs. In this lesson plan on personal banking, students write a summary stating which bank and bank accounts best suit their own needs.