Personal Financial Literacy: Checking

After researching local banks and the checking account benefits offered by each, class members practice filling out a deposit slip, writing a check, and keeping a transaction register.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect kids checks, return them several days later, and have kids balance their checkbooks
Classroom Considerations

  • Although many materials used in the activity reflect North Carolina civics and economic standards, the lesson can easily be adapted to any state
  • The second in a series of four financial literacy resources
Pros

  • A complete lesson plan as well as templates for checks and a check register, deposit slips, and worksheets are included in the 12-page packet
Cons

  • None
Common Core