Banking Lessons

Welcome to our page on banking! We believe that understanding banking is essential to building a strong foundation in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of banking, including its history, functions, and services. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or financial educator, our collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities will equip you with the tools you need to teach these critical skills and empower students to make informed decisions about their financial future. From opening a bank account to understanding loans and credit, our materials will help students navigate the world of banking with confidence.

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    What is a Check Lesson

    A lesson for students on the basics of what a check is. Students learn that a check is a written document that instructs a bank to transfer a specific amount of money from your account to another account. It serves as a formal commitment to pay. The essential parts of a personal check include the … Continue reading What is a Check Lesson



    How to Open a Bank Account Lesson

    A lesson for students on the essentials of opening their first bank account, whether they’re a student, headed to college, or starting a job. This guide offers insights on choosing the right bank, understanding account types, mastering digital banking, and exploring top financial apps for budgeting and investing. Students learn the essentials of setting up … Continue reading How to Open a Bank Account Lesson


    What is a Debit Card Lesson

    A lesson on banking basics and the essentials of debit cards including how they function, their benefits and drawbacks, and tips for wise usage. Students learn how to manage their debit card use responsibly. This lesson covers what a debit card is, how it functions, and how it’s linked directly to your bank account for … Continue reading What is a Debit Card Lesson




    How to Use an ATM Lesson

    In this lesson students will learn how to use and withdraw money from an ATM. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic of how to use an ATM. Learn related concepts of: Banking Checking accounts Debit Card Deposit/Withdrawal Overdraft fee GRADE LEVEL 9-12th grades. High School. Adult Education. TIME REQUIRED 45-60 minutes. It may … Continue reading How to Use an ATM Lesson


    What is the Federal Reserve Lesson

    What is the Fed and what does it do? In this lesson, students learn the role of the Fed, or Federal Reserve, which is the central bank of the United States, in managing the economy and preventing financial crises through monetary policy. It covers the various ways the Federal Reserve regulates financial institutions, influences interest … Continue reading What is the Federal Reserve Lesson


    Understanding the Debt Ceiling (Debt Limit) and the National Debt of the United States

    The lesson explains the concept of the debt ceiling, or debt limit, and the national debt, their implications on the US government’s financial operations and the potential consequences of hitting the debt ceiling. It also discusses extraordinary measures and possible solutions to address the national debt, including raising the debt ceiling, cutting spending, increasing revenue … Continue reading Understanding the Debt Ceiling (Debt Limit) and the National Debt of the United States