Cash the Check and Track the Dough

From checking and savings accounts to learning the importance of maintaining records and balancing a bank account, prepare your students to become financially independent and savvy adults, and explore all the intricacies of owning a bank account.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Periodically incorporate other important factors for pupils to consider as they approach their banking statements, such as building credit or maintaining an emergency fund
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the third of nine lessons designed to prepare teens with a strong foundation of personal financial knowledge and practices
  • Consider beginning with a lesson on needs versus wants and the importance of proper financial decision making prior to beginning these activities
Pros

  • Excellent set of worksheets and accompanying instructional talking points
  • Wide collection of activity worksheets
Cons

  • None