Checking Projects

Automate Your Check Register

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will complete a checking register using a list of payments and deposits, learning to manually calculate their account balance.

Bank Reviews

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.

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.

Create a Marketing Campaign (Sp)

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.

  • Available in English & Spanish

Online Tools & Apps

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will explore the ever-evolving line of online and mobile finance tools available to supplement their banking.

Overdraft Fee Analysis (Sp)

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will mathematically assess the overdraft fees associated with major banks’ checking accounts and write a brief argument based on their analysis.

  • Available in English & Spanish

Payment Decisions (Sp)

In this Common Core aligned project, students will make and explain their payment decisions in young adult scenarios and write persuasively about payment options.

  • Available in English & Spanish