Theme 3 Lesson 9:
Banking Basics

This lesson provides an overview of four types of financial institutions. It invites the students to investigate services available from financial institutions in their own community. As an example of a common financial service, the lesson stresses checking accounts-their main features and the mechanics of using them.

Visuals & Activities


  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
  • Bank
  • Broker
  • Check
  • Checking Account
  • Credit
  • Credit Union
  • Debit Card
  • Saving
  • Savings

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