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.

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

Book written by Alexandria LaFaye (ISBN: 978-0439913423). This book is in print and available.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 2004992361 and Talking Book LCCN 2003998859.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5 6-8
Subjects: Economics Literature Personal Finance
Concepts: Lenders/Borrowers Banks Interest Credit
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English