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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.
In this checkbook activity worksheet, students solve and complete 13 different problems that include balancing a checkbook. First, they identify and define each of the vocabulary terms related to having a checking account. Then, students fill-out each check with the information provided. In addition, they complete the check registry at the bottom and balance their checking account.
High schoolers investigate the role and function of banks. They simulate the spending of $1000, recording the spending on a graphic organizer, analyze various savings accounts, fill out deposit and withdrawal slips, and balance a checkbook.
Students determine the differences in bank accounts. In this banking lesson, students discuss what a bank account is, how it works and how to open one. Students read a case study and determine if a savings account is better than a checking account.
Students explore the concept of managing money. In this managing money lesson plan, students discuss how to write checks and keep an accurate check registry. Students discuss the importance and uses of debit cards and deposit forms.
Students work with examples of check stubs and check registers used for keeping records of money in a checking account. They discuss the terminology used on the forms and give reasons why the account must be kept up to date.
Second graders determine when estimates and exact totals are appropriate in dealing with money. They simulate keeping a checking account over a period of time and keep a checkbook ledger to record deposits and expenses.
Posing a central question about how the economy can increase or decrease its money supply (5:00), Sal launches into a discussion about an expanding, or "elastic" money supply that can change along with its economy. Viewers will finally be able to understand how money can be "expensive" and how the process relates to the Federal Reserve Bank.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring a world with more than one bank, Sal illustrates the balance sheets of each fictional bank, as well as explaining the possible problems that could result with inconsistent reserve ratios requirements. The video details how one bank run can affect everyone, creating "a weak link in the chain" of commerce.
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 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.
Students select which bank would best meet their needs. For this lesson on personal banking, students write a summary stating which bank and bank accounts best suit their own needs.
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.
Students explore money. In this money lesson, students gain knowledge on how to save, invest, and spend money. Students participate in an activity where they must decide how to use their money. Students then compare the different ways they used their money.
In this checking account register in the financial life of a teenager worksheet, students read and solve word problems. Students solve 10 problems.
Students examine how a checking account enables them to record spending and keep a budget in balance. They discover how to write a check and fill out a bank deposit slip, and then how to balance a bank statement with a check register.
Young scholars investigate the concepts of money management and banking through Internet activities. In this economics lesson, students discuss the characteristics of money and how people once bartered with goods instead of paying with cash. Young scholars research banking websites and complete an online activity dealing with the different money systems.

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