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- Pamela J.
- Florence, SC
Banking Teacher Resources
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What do figures of speech have to do with financial literacy? Take an interdisciplinary look at The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money to find out. Young analysts read about the cubs' spendthrift ways and how Mama and Papa Bear teach them to save money. They explore figures of speech and create "critter banks" in which they begin to save both coins and interesting language.
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.
Using his example of a growing village bank, Sal (the narrator) explains the ins and outs of the banking business, mostly from the perspective of the banker. This point of view can be helpful for people who see the bank as an institution that simply holds money, without considering the costs and liabilities of said institution.
Learners explore the purpose of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In this global issues instructional activity, students participate in a role play activity that requires them to make funding decisions as members of the World Bank. Learners also complete discussion questions about the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Brief.
Every elementary classroom should have a word wall! It reinforces new vocabulary words and their correct spelling! The teacher is given a daily word wall routine that has learners read, chant, and write words. Rhyme and vocabulary activities provide further practice for your youngsters.
Students find words that begin with the letters in their own names, using a variety of sources including word banks and online dictionaries. They create an acrostic poem. Pupils revise poems as needed, for meaning and conventions. Students share their poems with classmates and complete a reflective self-assessment.
Intended for an adult ed ESL class, this lesson reinforces the practical skills needed to complete personal banking transactions. They practice the language skills needed to make simple monetary transactions at the bank or store. They demonstrate how to deposit money into savings or checking and withdraw money from savings while reinforcing vital linguistic skills. This lesson could be modified to fit any skill level.