Putting Your Paycheck to Work

These activities correlate with Putting Your Paycheck to Work, Fact Sheets 1 and 4. In Activity 1, students take a pretest to discover their knowledge of the paycheck paystub and discuss how to interpret a sample paystub. In Activity 4, students learn about the different methods of receiving wages, including check, direct deposit and payroll card, and participate in an interactive scenario using these payment methods.
Grade levels: 9-12, Adult
Content keywords: deductions, direct deposit, gross pay, medicare, net pay, payroll card, social security, taxes, withholdings, personal finance
Key Concepts: Personal Finance, Banking, Careers and Income
Resource type: Activity
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes
Putting Your Paycheck to Work