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Business Education
Accounting Curriculum Resources

Students gain a knowledge of the accounting cycle, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period worksheets, adjusting and payroll systems, and writing and communication examples.

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Students will develop skill beginning with an understanding of the basic elements and concepts of double-entry accounting systems. Skills will include a knowledge of the accounting cycle, entering transactions in journals, posting to ledgers, compiling end-of-period worksheets, adjusting and payroll systems, and writing and communication examples. Proficiency of automated accounting procedures is encouraged.

Standards and Objectives - PDF

STANDARD 1
Students will acquire and use accounting terminology and professional attitude and skills throughout the study of accounting.

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  JEOPARDY
Students play a Jeopardy-style game to review accounting knowledge.

STANDARD 2
Students will list and identify characteristics of the three basic accounting equation elements.

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  SIMULATION
Students participate in a simulation for Mt. Nebo Pumpkins, a complete accounting simulation using s

STANDARD 3
Students will apply the theory of debit and credit to the accounting equation, define a business transaction, and show how and why accounts are increased and decreased.

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ACCOUNTING BOARD GAME & CAREERS
Students play a board game and then prepare financial statements while making connections to possible accounting careers.

STANDARD 4
Students will identify and use source documents for journalizing transactions; students will post journal entries to a ledger.

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STANDARD 5
Students will prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements.

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ACCOUNTING MONOPOLY
Students play a game of Monopoly, and then prepare analyze and interpret financial statements.

ACCOUNTING MONOPOLY ANNUAL REPORT WEBSITE
Student complete an extended activity after playing the Accounting Monopoly game. Students plan and create a Web version of their company.

STANDARD 6
Students will prepare closing entries and a post-closing trial balance.

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STANDARD 7
Students will demonstrate proper cash management.

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STANDARD 8 (Optional Standard)
Students will acquire automated accounting competency or calculator proficiency if computers are not available.

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BUSINESS STATE APPROVED TEXTBOOKS
http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/imc/RIMs-Search.aspx
Schools need to purchase basal/core or recommended primary materials that have gone through an independent alignment to the Utah Core. Schools may still purchase materials not listed on the state RIMs list as long as they have been reviewed and approved by their local school board.

Resources are available due to the efforts and submissions of teachers throughout the state of Utah. They have been collected your use, modify as needed.

Please share your own lesson ideas and resources.  Submit what you have, and the
Business Education Lesson Plan Team will format and organize all material.

Updated September 7, 2011


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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
laura [dot] deshazo [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Laura deShazo), Specialist
Business Education
Phone: 801>538-7572
Fax: 801>538-7868

andrea [dot] curtin [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Andrea M. Curtin) , Support Staff
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801>538-7976




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