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Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson over the beginnings of the first Bank of the United States. They read primary source documents and the booklet, "The First Bank of the United States." A fun way to introduce banking and US Economics.
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.
Learners 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.
How do grown ups do it? Teach your upper graders the ins and outs of personal finance by having them use their algebra skills to balance a checkbook. They examine the financial side of math, set up a checking account, and balance their spending and income using a spreadsheet. Wonderful!
Second graders use The Berenstain Bears' to learn about money management. In this money management lesson, 2nd graders read The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense book and complete the 'Rainy Day' worksheet. Students then discuss the economic concept of managing money and write proverbs about managing money. Students practice writing money and complete the 'Find the Difference' worksheet.
Learners learn how to write checks and reconcile a checkbook. In this check book lesson, students use an imaginary $100 to set up a checking account after learning the proper tasks for keeping an accurate check book. They fill out at least four checks and make one deposit while keeping an accurate check register and reconciliation sheet.
Students study cash control systems, such as checking accounts, endorsing checks, and writing checks. They verify and then reconcile a bank statement. They journal about a bank service charge or dishonored check and establish a petty cash fund, make payments from a petty cash fund, and replenish a petty cash fund.
Students are introduced to cash control systems including checking accounts, endorsing and writing checks. In groups, they define a bank statement and practice how to read them. To end the lesson, they discover how to create a petty cash fund and how to make payments to the account.
Learners practice balancing a check book and using the checking system. In this check system lesson, students discuss the purpose of checks and electronic withdrawals versus regular withdrawals. Learners identify the different parts of a check and the proper procedure for filling out a check by viewing the PowerPoint.