Checking Activities

ANALYZE: How We Interact With Banks (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Analyze data, both as text and as graphs, to understand how Americans interact with financial institutions, with a focus on online and mobile banking practices.
  • Available in English & Spanish

     

CALCULATE: Reconcile Your Checkbook

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Practice reconciling their checkbook using a check register and a bank statement.

COMPARE: Checking Alternatives

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Explore the costs (monetary and non-monetary) associated with checking account alternatives, such as prepaid cards, check cashing stores, etc.

COMPARE: Select a Checking Account (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Determine what features they value in a checking account and then conduct online research to determine which accounts best meet their needs.
  • Compare and then select which bank would be best for them.
  • Available in English & Spanish

RESEARCH: Opening a Checking Account

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • 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.

ROLEPLAY: Conduct Online Banking (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Use an online simulation to practice checking balances, reading statements, doing online transfers, and paying bills using online banking.
  • Available in English & Spanish