Lesson Plan

A Penny Saved

A penny saved is a penny earned! Scholars research the different ways to save money over a lifetime. They investigate the Rule of 72, compound interest, and sub-prime loans to gain an understanding of how banks aid in the saving process. Young savers learn real-life lessons after reading the educational comic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split class into groups to work through the reading 
  • Invite a local economist or bank administrator into class to discuss the ways to save money over a lifetime
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access to view the comic book 
Pros
  • Final assessment worksheet is downloadable and printable, making it easier to use in your classroom
  • Comic book is printable if some individuals do not have Internet access
Cons
  • None