Saving & Investing — Lesson 204

Financial Institutions - All The Same?

Students create their own questions about stocks, bonds, and commodities.  They then break into two teams and have a contest on who knows the most about financial institutions.  With the second activity students partner up and use the newspaper to pick four stocks.  They then track those stocks for a month to see if they increase or decrease in value.

What Students Learn

  • What types of financial institutions are avaialble for keeping your money?
  • What types of services do financial institutions provide?
  • What is the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and the NCUA (National Credit Union Association)

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 30-45 minutes
  • Activity 2: 30 minutes

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