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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.
Third graders explore the basics of MONEY by reading in "Open Court". They access the Internet to discover the history of money, banking, how interest works, checking accounts, and how to move money electronically. They incorporate school library resources and write a short report and publish it using Microsoft Word.
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.
Fourth graders work in cooperative groups to add and subtract money. They determine what bills parents have to pay and how parents acquire the money to pay the bills. They discover that a credit is an addition in a checkbook and that a debit is a subtraction in a checkbook.
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.