ERIC Number: ED204240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Money Management and the Consumer, Banking: "You Can Bank On It".
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
This unit, one of a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumer Applied Today) units, is designed to help senior high school students develop consumer education skills. For a description of the specific objectives and format of the units, see SO 013 467. This document provides learning activities, teaching methods, and a student booklet for a unit on banking. The section on checking accounts covers advantages, disadvantages, and types of checking accounts, types of checks, procedures for opening a checking account, check writing, check endorsement, check cashing requirements, procedures for stopping payment, and procedures for balancing a checking account. The section on savings focuses on reasons for savings, personal savings considerations, savings institution considerations, alternative savings institutions, types of savings accounts, and savings account maintenance. Students make a field trip to a local bank, examine career opportunities in banking, survey bank advertisements, and make a checklist for selecting a bank. Students also interpret quotations about savings (such as "A penny saved is a penny earned"), compare interest rates of different savings institutions, investigate ways that interest is computed, set up a mock bank in the classroom, and devise games and puzzles to review the banking vocabulary. A pre- and posttest and reproducible graphics are included. The student booklet contains relevant vocabulary, readings, and worksheets. (KC)
Descriptors: Banking, Banking Vocabulary, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Learning Activities, Money Management, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, PO Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.