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Students identify and define the various types of credit cards and credit card offers. In this credit cards lesson, students identify the pros and cons of managing a credit card account. Students locate information on the Federal Reserves Web site and use the information to answer the worksheet included. Students also compare and contrast various credit cards and decide which card would be the best for them.
Young scholars discuss their knowledge of payday loans and credit cards. In this Economics lesson plan, students complete a read an article and Q&A activity in groups, and play a vocabulary bingo game and a quiz game on payday loans. Young scholars review a case study on payday loans and calculate the costs of credit usage. Students write a final chapter for the case study based on their findings as an assessment.
Designed as an overview of the benefits of a 4-H program, this presentation, created by faculty from Purdue University, would provide a terrific introduction. Those who are interested in starting a 4-H group or club could explore the program through viewing this resource.
Students create a savings plan based on savings goals. In this savings and economics lesson, students are introduced the concept of savings and financial choices through the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, then students create their own savings plan that parallels the savings plan presented in the story.
Introducing the circumstance surrounding the 2008 bailout and financial crisis, Sal uses a simplified analogy to help students to see the heart of the matter. He covers the importance of credit and credit scores, as well as what happens when one's liabilities are larger than one's assets.
Students practice using money in a mock bank activity. In this economics lesson plan, students simulate walking into a bank, making a deposit and keeping track of their balance with their classmates. Students practice their adding and subtracting skills to keep their balance sheet updated.
Students complete practice problems dealing with changes in required reserves, excess reserves (loanable funds), and the money supply. They role-play in scenarios in which they must decide upon the appropriate federal policy. They research the economic conditions for a specific region of the country and propose federal policies that would improve economic conditions.
Students identify the similarities and differences between an debit and credit card. In this debit or credit lesson plan, student explain the advantages and disadvantages of using cash and consumer credit to purchase good and services while classifying purchase scenarios as credit or debit transactions.
Have your class investigate the functions of the Federal Reserve Banks in this 29 page unit. They participate in a banking activity that explores the fractional reserve banking system. They identify the three basic functions of the Federal Reserve System and reflect on the validity of a dozen statements about the Federal Reserve.