Checking Activities

INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version)

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Use an online simulation to practice checking balances, monitoring their account, conducting transfers, and paying bills using online banking. 
  • Available in English

This activity can be completed in roughly 30 minutes. 

INTERACTIVE: What’s the Banking Status in Your Area?

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Understand what it means to be unbanked and underbanked
  • Identify the percentage of households that are unbanked and underbanked in their state
  • Examine why so many households are unbanked and the consequences of not having a bank account

INTERACTIVE: Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Extended Version)

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

This activity can be completed in roughly one hour. 

 

READ: Explore Person-to-Person Payments

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Learn how P2P payments work, who uses them and for what purposes, which companies offer the service, and how to use the apps responsibly
  • Access content in a variety of ways such as news articles, videos, and survey reports

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

CALCULATE: Reconcile Your Checkbook

In this activity, students will be able to:

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

INTERACTIVE: Basic Banking Activities

Students will be able to:

  • Go through five simulations that have them use an ATM, write a check, deposit a check, use a debit card, and pay bills
  • Understand and explain how to conduct various banking 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 

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.

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.