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Checks and Balances

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine how bank checks work and follow the "journey" of a written check. They discuss how transactional accounts work, identify and discuss the various parts of a check, and participate in a simulated business transaction...
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Lending Discrimination and the Community Reinvestment Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Write about economic and banking issues of concern to the public. Investigate lending discrimination and the impact of the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act. Use a guide to do research and write an essay.
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Checking Account - Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students will read a passage about opening a bank account and then determine the answer to five comprehension questions. In addition students will then evaluate the scenario...
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Filling Up the Pigs

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this adding money worksheet, students solve 3 problems in which coins in a piggy bank are counted and an additional amount of money is added to it.
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Deposit Slips

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders demonstrate how to fill out bank deposit slips. In this banking math lesson, 9th graders read directions on how to fill out a deposit slip and go through the steps. Students go to the bank to see how the deposit process works.
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Balance of Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the Federal Reserve Bank. In this central bank lesson, students read specific selections out of their textbooks about the history of the bank and its role in the U.S economy. Students then select 1 of 7...
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders earn classroom dollars, set up a bank book, pay fines, figure interest and pay taxes.
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Homeless in our Community

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore homelessness in their local community. In this service project/social studies lessons, children research local areas where homeless people reside, discuss global acceptance and unity, and visit a local food bank.
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Plants Crossword

For Students 1st - 4th
In this plants worksheet, students solve a crossword puzzle. Students have a word bank to use and are given sentences as clues.
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The Consumer Price Index: A Measure of Inflation

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine inflation over the years and learn to calculate how it changes over time. In this money management lesson, students learn how price changes affect their purchasing power, how to come up with strategies for dealing with...
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Fun With Estimation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students get an opportunity to practice estimation skills in a real life situation after a unit on estimation has been taught.
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Shopping Time 1

For Teachers K - 1st
In this shopping time worksheet, students solve 3 money problems that include shopping for particular items. First, they identify the objects for sale and how much they each cost. Then, students solve each problem using the money shown...
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Let's go shopping

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars read 2 stories about shopping and learn new vocabulary. In this shopping lesson plan, students practice their reading and listening skills as well as demonstrate knowledge of new vocabulary by verbally addressing and using...
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Good Shopping

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students participate in a debate in which they discuss shopping decisions. They discover their power as a consumer of goods and the factors that influencing purchasing.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the role of banks, lending and their services. In this analysis lesson, students learn about savings, checking accounts and lending and the importance of banks as financial intermediaries.
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Shopping at the Lift and Carry Store

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are provided with the opportunity to practice proper body alignment when lifting, carrying and lowering an object.