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Accounting -- Financial Statements for a Partnership
Students engage in an introduction of financial statements for a partnership set up as a merchandising business. They review the need of financial statements and how to effectively read/use financial statements.
Financial Statements For A Proprietorship
Students are introduced to how to successfully set up a propietorship. Individually, they complete a pre- and post-quiz to determine how much they know about the material. To end the lesson, they practice reading a financial statement from the previous year.
Banking 2: A bank's income statement
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.
Students explore a company's financial performance. In this investing lesson, students discover how to look at a company's revenue and assess peformance. Students decide if they would like to invest in the company.
Students use Monopoly to review the accounting cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly. Students produce the financial statements that will match the transactions of the game.
Learners assess Monopoly to review and analyze the Accounting Cycle. They create their own transactions while playing Monopoly and then produce several financial statements while analyzing business transactions from various source documents in journal formats.
PowerPoint Project for Creating a New Business
Students create a mock new business for which they design a PowerPoint presentation. They include company information, financial statements, graphs, advertising and management promotion pages in the final presentation.
Levies don't pass...and schools cut costs
Students collect financial statements from the district and study how money is spent now. They interview the superintendent, school board members and/or the district's financial officer.
Cutting athletics = cutting scholarship chances
Students collect financial statements from the district and find out what, if anything,is cut from athletics. Students investigate how many hope to use athletic scholarships next fall. Students interview students, their parents and coaches to find out how the scholarship search is going if your school has cancelled or cut back on athletics.
How State Budgets are Breaking US Schools
Bill Gates delves into the big money world of state budgets in the United States, emphasizing the need for greater scrutiny and developing a deeper understanding of the implications of worsening deficits. Gates incorporates a variety of graphs and data relating to US and state revenue, spending allocations, and how government choices in spending is ultimately impacting education and the youth of today.
ROA Discussion 1
Introduce young economists to return on asset with this clip which begins with the various theories on calculating ROA. Sal writes out four formulas and explains why he uses the last one: EBIT divided by assets. He breaks down EBIT and contrasts it with operating profit, which is very similar and used in another formula. Sal makes a case for using EBIT to calculate ROA, and then briefly covers the significance of this percentage to investors. He also identifies the top and bottom line in his previous financial statement breakdown, using these numbers to explain why he doesn't use the other formulas. The next video outlines this choice in more detail.
Stock Market Terminology
Teaching a lesson on the stock market? In need of a visual tool to help you with tricky stock market terminology? Here you'll find 14 slides, each containing a term and full definition. A great way to kick off a Stock market unit.
ROA Discussion 2
Continuing from the last video on ROA, Sal further explains his choice of using EBIT to calculate return on assets. He uses two sample companies to illustrate this concept, giving each the same amount of assets. First, he calculates ROA based on EBIT or operating profit, explaining how this shows which company manages their assets most effectively. Next, he calculates using net income, showing scholars the effect of ROA based on a company's taxes and debt. He depicts this percentage as a "superficial" assessment, whereas using EBIT is an "intuitive" look at how a company manages assets.
Examine the role of the Securities Exchange Commission. Upper graders watch a short Bill Moyers video, analyze a political cartoon, complete a graphic organizer on the SEC, and develop SEC reform strategies to rebuild investor confidence.
Your Right to an Attorney
An outstanding instructional activity on a person's right to have attorney's representation in a court case is here for your young learners of the law. Pupils read a lengthy account that spells out the laws regarding legal representation, then answer seven questions about what they have read. Then, they read a fictitious case study and give their opinions regarding how that person's case would be handled.
Beating the Odds
Students act as medical researchers and investigate the development of artificial heart, heart assist devices and other advancements in cardiology. They report their findings, both orally and visually, to their 'colleagues' at a conference.
Baseball Economics 101
Students figure out the average salary of a Major League Baseball player, then identify MLB revenue sources in addition to ticket sales.
You And the Wacky World of Business: A Lesson on the Preparation of a Business Plan
Ninth graders examine the steps necessary to start a business and how to maintain personal and business financial records. They participate in a class discussion, conduct Internet research comparing banks, complete various handouts, conduct an interview, and produce a written business plan.
Idiom Quizzes - Money
For this identifying meanings of idioms online/interactive worksheet, students choose idioms to replace the expressions in parentheses in sentences. Students choose 30 answers.
The 1930s: Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
Tenth graders analyze the causes of the Great Depression. They analyze the causes and the consequences of the Dust Bowl. Pupils examine how the Great Depression helped change the role of the federal government in the American economy. Students examine the change approach to the Depression from the early years of the Hover Administration through the Second New Deal.