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Comparing places to save money


Students compare saving money at home to saving money at a bank or credit union and then act out stories to explore which option they would choose.

Big idea

Saving money at a bank or credit union protects your money.

Essential questions

  • How can I save money?
  • Would I rather save my money at home or in a bank or credit union?


  • Identify places to save money
  • Understand how a bank or credit union can protect money

What students will do

  • Discuss the benefits and risks of saving money at home and in a bank or credit union.
  • Act out stories about saving and where to save money.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.