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Playing a credit and debit game


Students play a game to practice and explore positive credit and debit card behaviors.

Big idea

Hackers and thieves are eager to steal credit and debit card information from unsuspecting consumers.    

Essential questions

  • How can I protect my financial identity when using a credit or debit card?
  • What behaviors put me at risk for identity theft?


  • Understand why it is important to protect your credit or debit card information
  • Make a list of tips to follow when using credit or debit cards 

What students will do

  • Listen to scenarios about using credit and debit cards and make decisions about safe practices by moving to the designated area in the room that supports their decision.

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Teacher guide

Playing a credit and debit game (guide)

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

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