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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 lesson on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math 36 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Becoming a Wise Consumer: Comparison Shopping
Helping adolescents make sound financial choices with effective, accurate cost comparisons is especially important considering how much marketing is directed their way. Make use of varied technology to keep them engaged: text polling, podcast, online ad shopping, interactive games, and online assessment.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 66 Views 146 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Study Skills, Time, and Money Management
Enhance your high schoolers' time/money management and study skills. In each of three sessions, they examine their current habits and practice new strategies to best use their time and money, and to study most effectively. A service component focuses on how personal behavior affects the common good.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 64 Views 136 Downloads
Money Management Part III: Savings Accounts and Cash vs. Credit
Help your class understand the importance of saving and managing their money. Here is part three to a unit on credit, cash, and savings. Learners discuss savings accounts and the idea that a budget plan can help them avoid costly credit cards.
7th - 8th Math 10 Views 18 Downloads
Some ads really make products look great, and even better than they really are! Kids get into small groups to research and compare marketing used by various cell phone companies. They analyze advertisements, carrier options, and cell phone plans.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 20 Views 30 Downloads
The class will first consider personal money management and budgeting. They will then turn the tables and use their skills to budget for philanthropic ventures, developing a service project to support a local non-profit organization. This resource includes all materials, including handouts and key words.
9th - 12th Math 36 Views 49 Downloads
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn, than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of interviews, problem-solving activities, and research assignments they'll understand how to set goals and create a family budget.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 35 Views 48 Downloads
Money Management Part I: Money and You: An Introduction to Money Management and Budgeting
Learners discuss personal finance and create personal budgets. They discuss the importance of managing their money and how money management skills impact their future. Note: This lesson is intended for use with a SMART Board and references specific software, which is not included.
7th - 8th Math 12 Views 30 Downloads
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning behind the comparison in the similes, identify proverbs explaining what they say about the values of Igbo society, and analyze African folktales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 28 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dream Phone of Basic Phone?
Learning to be a savvy shopper can make or break the bank. Upper graders research five different cell phone carriers to see if they'll have enough money in their imaginary budget for a dream phone or a basic phone. They create either a PowerPoint presentation or a brochure to share their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads
Cell Phone Interview
Are there benefits to comparison shopping? Yes, even with cell phones. It's important to know which carrier is best and why. Learners interview a family member about his choice in cell phone carriers, and compare that person's choice to research they've collected online.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 5 Downloads
Banks, Credit & the Economy
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Banking 7: Giving out Loans without Giving out Gold
Can a bank issue endless loans and checking accounts without regard to the amount of money within its walls? Sal addresses this question throughout the lecture, where he introduces the concept of bank regulations - specifically reserve requirements.
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Banking 5: Introduction to Bank Notes
Sal explains the concepts of bank notes in this video, leading viewers to the natural conclusion that his illustration looks a lot like a dollar bill - and therefore, one is very much like the other. Wealth creation and the Federal Reserve Bank are two important topics that your class will easily understand after seeing this lecture.
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Banking 8: Reserve Ratios
Addressing the concept of reserve ratios, Sal outlines the necessity and purpose of regulating the reserves within the banking system. He describes how an ideal banking system stays liquid, whereas a chaotic banking system might experience a bank run.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
Banking 6: Bank Notes And Checks
Why carry around a heavy suitcase full of gold when you can write a check to your neighbor in the village? Sal's village banks flourishes in this video with the introduction of checks, demonstrating how a check essentially works. While this video is helpful for those interested in economics, anyone who is about to gain access to a checking account could use the lesson provided here.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 5 Views 20 Downloads
Banking 12: Treasuries (government debt)
Taking viewers through the process of creating a reserve bank (Federal Reserve), Sal introduces the idea of government involvement in modern banking. Additionally, he explains the obligation of the government to cover the reserves, and why bonds issued by the government are risk-free.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banking 11: A reserve bank
Exploring a world with more than one bank, Sal illustrates the balance sheets of each fictional bank, as well as explaining the possible problems that could result with inconsistent reserve ratios requirements. The video details how one bank run can affect everyone, creating "a weak link in the chain" of commerce.
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads