In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students use reviews on Yelp to learn about positive and negative qualities that matter to consumers when choosing a bank. They also engage in the media literacy skill of evaluating online reviews.
PROJECT: Checking Account vs. Check Cashing Service
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will do research on check cashing businesses and then select a project that synthesizes information they’ve learned about both checking accounts and check cashing services.
PROJECT: Create a Savings Account Marketing Campaign (Sp)
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students work in groups to create a marketing campaign for a bank’s savings account. They design a giveaway promotion, create print advertisements, and write and/or produce a commercial.
In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students work in groups to create a marketing campaign for Chase Bank’s College Checking Account. They artistically design checks, a debit card, and a flyer for college campuses. They also write and/or produce a commercial using high- or low-tech options.
In this Common Core aligned project, students will explore the listicle as a journalistic style while learning pro savings tips. They’ll conduct internet research and use it to collaboratively create their own digital presentation, which they’ll present to the class.
In this Common Core aligned project, students will read about savings programs that start as young as Pre-K. They will do online research about some of these programs and then write persuasively about whether savings programs for young children are a good idea.
In this Common Core aligned project, students do web research on one bank’s savings account options. Then, they form a group with others who have researched different banks and put together a comprehensive report. Finally, they make decisions on which bank makes the most sense for them.
Research which financial institutions offer the best services, what needs to be done before opening a checking account. This will include having the right materials, and knowing the right questions to ask.
In this Case Study, students will learn how to compare various checking account options. They will learn about parental influences on financial decision-making. Finally, they will decide whether to opt in to overdraft protection for their checking account.
In this Case Study, students play the role of a community college student mentoring high schoolers on why they should open and maintain a checking account. Students must provide counterpoints to the “mentees’” valid concerns against the traditional banking system.
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