You Can Bank on Me!

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts
Language Arts
Library / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Math
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

Focus Questions: How do our decisions about spending affect the common good? How do our needs and wants impact our choices? 

Unit Overview 

Students learn the meaning of the words spend, save and donate. They collect money to donate and use a decision-making model to choose the recipient. 

Service Experience 
The students will collect coins over the course of the unit. They will identify a need in their community, select an organization to receive their money and present the gift.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
You Can Bank on Me!
Lesson 5 of 5
Grades: 
K
1
2

Each student will make a personal bank for home and decide how they will spend the money they collect—for saving, spending or donating. Bring the money the class collected to the charity of their choice (see Attachment One: Decision-Making Model from Lesson Three: Decision-Making Model).