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 Yield? How to Calculate

    Learn the basics of investment yield, definition of yield, and how to calculate the percentage yield formula for bonds and stock dividends. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the financial terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Yield Investment Return Bonds Stocks PROCEDURE Hand out the worksheet below (see the … Continue reading What is Yield? How to Calculate




    What is a Mortgage?

    Learn the basics of a mortgage loan for buying a home, types of mortgage lenders, and types of mortgages.  An introduction to mortgages. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the terminology and basic economic and related concepts of Mortgages Purchasing a Home Home Loans Interest Rates Budgeting and Monthly Expenses PROCEDURE … Continue reading What is a Mortgage?



    Types of Money | Commodity, Representative, Fiat, and Bank Money

    What is money? Economists differentiate among several different types.  Learn about the four main types of money including commodity money, representative money, fiat money, and bank money. Also learn why intrinsic value is important for understanding the types of money. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of … Continue reading Types of Money | Commodity, Representative, Fiat, and Bank Money


    Main Functions of Money

    Learn what is money and what are its four main functions. Money serves all these functions: it is a medium for exchange, store of value, unit of account, and standard for deferred payments. CONCEPTS Use this video lesson on the topic to discuss the basic economic concepts of Money Barter Inflation PROCEDURE Hand out the … Continue reading Main Functions of Money


    Savvy Savers – Benefits of Interest-Bearing Accounts

    Students calculate compound interest to identify benefits of saving in interest-bearing accounts. They learn the “rule of 72” and apply it to both investments and debt. They learn that there is a relationship between the level of risk for an investment and the potential reward or return on that investment.


    Banking Services – Comparing & Evaluating Financial Service Products

    In this lesson students practice comparing and evaluating various banking services, including checking and savings accounts, debit cards/ATM, and online banking. Perform the tasks associated with maintaining checking and savings accounts. Teaching Objectives: Understand the services offered by banks, savings and loans, and credit unions List some of the factors to consider when shopping for … Continue reading Banking Services – Comparing & Evaluating Financial Service Products


    Finding Financial Services

    The student will learn about financial service providers. Teaching Objectives:  Identify the most common types of financial service providers.  Explain the services offered by different financial institutions.  Determine which kinds of financial services providers and services are appropriate for different situations.  Weigh the costs and benefits of using financial services. Standard 3: The student will … Continue reading Finding Financial Services