You Can Bank on Me!

Unit of 5 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Mathematics
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Financial
Focus Question 

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

 

Photo Credit:  Child Bank by Eugene Peretz is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Children 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 group may decide to 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. Alternatively, they may choose to use their time or voice to address an issue. 
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
You Can Bank on Me!
Lesson 3 of 5
Grades: 
K
1
2

The group uses a decision-making model to decide where to donate their collected money. They evaluate what is most important to them and list possible choices. Based on the decision-making process, the group comes to consensus on how to spend money earned together.