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Worth! Lesson for Grades 7-9

Worth! book cover

Students participate in a banking role play in which they portray roles based on characters in the book Worth! by A. LaFaye. The students learn about banking, profit, risk, and reward. Students discuss some of the factors that affect loan interest rates and the availability of credit. Students apply their knowledge of the content by writing a fictional applicant a letter of acceptance or rejection.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Whiteboard (SMART/notebook)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 7, 8, and 9.

This book is in print and available.


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Audience:   Elementary School, Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Literature, Personal Finance
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Lenders/Borrowers, Banks, Interest, Credit