Banking and Financial Services

Just how long does it take to pay off a credit card? Budding economists consider the question with a credit card payment simulation activity. Other materials allow pupils to research various financial services, such as banks and ATMs, and consider their responsible use in American society. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use credit card payment activity to consider the role of consumer debt
  • Offer PowerPoint and discussion on the various ways banks impact consumers
Classroom Considerations
  • All learners need access to computers to research a portion of the lessons
Pros
  • Easy to use lessons individually or as a unit
  • Credit card activity is an authentic way to explore responsible use of credit
Cons
  • None