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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 67 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 plan on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math 36 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 7 Views 5 Downloads
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 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 3: Fractional Reserve Banking
With just 1000 pieces of fictional gold, Sal takes viewers through the process of fractional reserve banking. He explains how deposits made into a bank can be both assets and liabilities, and the role of having reserves. Additionally, he demonstrates the multiplier effect to show how the modern banking system is sustained.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
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.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 5 Views 6 Downloads
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about interest and investments, as well as identifying assets and liabilities.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 9 Views 24 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 21 Views 31 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 36 Views 48 Downloads
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.
12th - Higher Ed Math 16 Views 88 Downloads
You Can Bank on This! Part 2)
This is part 2 in a 4 part lesson on banking and personal finance. In this lesson, learners analyze whether or not they have made a good purchase, then discuss how to make an informed decision about a purchase. They create a T-chart, a grid, participate in an interactive activity and navigate a website.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 25 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 instructional activity is intended for use with a SMART Board and references specific software, which is not included.
7th - 8th Math 12 Views 30 Downloads