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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.
Learners 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 study and apply the concept of financial banking. In this financial banking lesson, students record transactions in a check register and reconcile a bank statement. Students record electronic banking transactions and locate the account balance. Students also watch a video clip on banking and complete a PowerPoint activity in small groups.
Fifth graders share the book, "The Story of Money" and discuss the uses of money, bartering, trade and the history of money. Students discuss various ways of spending: cash, check, debit/credit cards and review the check writing process. Students complete a worksheet titled, "A Closer Look at Currencies," and work in a small group to determine exchange rates.