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Banking on Debit Cards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card versus a debit card? What are the costs of using a debit card irresponsibly? Here you'll find a instructional activity on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide presentation and the working of sample problems together as a class.
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Car Loan Project
What high school kids doesn't want a car? Motivate your economics class with this real life economics lesson. They use their knowledge of economic concepts and mathematical calculations in deciding, hypothetically, what car to buy and how to finance the purchase.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Credit Safari
How cool, an interactive personal finance game! Young consumers play a real-life scenario game to practice making credit decisions. They play the game then discuss good and bad credit choices. The scenarios revolve around the use of a first credit card for college expenses.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
You're in high school and you just got the coolest car ever! But, now you need to start thinking about car insurance. Luckily, your teacher prepared you by engaging you in a life skills lesson like this one. The class actually calls around to research the prices for both new and used car insurance.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?
What is the value of a bachelor's degree, and how does this compare to the costs of attending college? Answer this question using an excellent article that includes recent data and a list of additional links and resources, as well as a well-designed related worksheet.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Personal Finance
Students study personal finance and building wealth. In this economics lessons, students use Federal Reserve Bank publications to research answers and to make written recommendations for solutions to problems presented by several callers to a show viewed.
11th - Higher Ed Math
Personal Finance and Budget
Investigate personal finances and budgeting with your middle schoolers. They calculate their cost of living given various costs of amenities. They use their calculations to determine if their expenses exceed their income, if so they must re-do their budget.
8th - 9th Math
Funding a Way to the Top
Review economic vocabulary, presidential election campaigns, and current campaign budgets (2004). Your class will determine how they feel about the amount of money spent on presidential campaigns, they will read an informational article, create a campaign finance timeline, and engage in a class discussion.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Calculating the Cost of Living
Bring Consumer Mathematics and Economics to life with this lesson, where learners investigate personal finance and budgeting. They use the newspaper’s classified section to determine a future job and potential earnings and determine a gross and monthly income as they use the data to calculate the cost of living.
9th - 10th Math
English Lesson Plans for Grade 8
Demonstrate how to engage in a polite and professional conversation with this banking and interfacing instructional activity. Focusing on explanatory and informaitonal texts, middle schoolers write sentences using banking and finance terminologies.
8th English Language Arts
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson plan. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions.
6th - 8th Math
Buying Cars/Financing Cars Compound Interest
Provide a real world context in which exponential functions are used to determine a eal world phenomena such as compound interest and exponential growth. This lesson should be taught after young scholars have mastered the laws of exponents and are able to explain what an exponential graph looks like.
11th - 12th Math
Finance & Accounting Vocabulary
Introduce learners to the vocabulary commonly used when discussing or learning about finance and accounting. Each term is fully defined, used in context, and also in an economic example. Liability, loss, assets, balance sheet, and gross are only some of the terms covered in this clear and comprehensive video.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Spend, Save, Invest or Donate (9-12)
Students explore the concept of personal finance. In this philanthropy lesson, students examine decisions they make about money as they discover the definitions of philanthropy, resources, scarcity, choice, benefits, costs, opportunity cost, interest, interest rate, principal, simple interest, compound interest, and compounding.
9th - 12th Math