Educator Edition — Free Tools For Teaching Accounting

Where did you first learn about accounting?

As you well know, accounting can be found everywhere. This printable handout gets students thinking about their first memorable introduction to the concept of accounting. Once they’ve given it some thought and filled out the form, students can use it to participate in a class discussion on the topic—and how taking an accounting course has further shaped their opinions about accounting. There’s also a bonus section at the end of the worksheet to get students to dig deeper into the many ways accounting is a part of our everyday lives. To increase participation, consider offering some form of extra credit to students who come up with the most interesting and unexpected ways accounting influences our lives, or to students who contribute the most to the overall conversation. 

If the conversation leads to a discussion of potential accounting careers, consider having your students build a FutureMe online or request a Futurizer wheel to keep in your classroom.

Click the link at the top right-hand corner of this page to download the handout.