A virtual classroom presentation for students in Grade 1 to Grade 6 or Elementary Cycles 1 to 3
Get your students talking about money with this lively and interactive virtual classroom presentation.
Money has been used throughout history as an important means of exchange, that is, a way to buy and sell goods and services. The money we use today relies on us all believing in its value.
- Learn the definition of money and the five common characteristics of money.
- Reflect on the form money takes and discover some current and past forms.
- Explore Canada’s current bank notes and coins, getting to know their values and symbolism.
- Grades 4–6: Identify the security features of a Canadian bank note.
- Social Studies
- Historical use of money in civilization
- Money used throughout Canadian history
- Symbolism that represents Canada
- Financial literacy—understanding money’s impact on society
- Building a healthy relationship with finances and money
Approximately 45 minutes
This presentation is offered on Google Meet.
- Please note that reservations must be made at least 5 business days in advance of the presentation.
- Please note that All About Money is designed for students in grades 1-6. Limited spots for kindergarten groups are fully booked. We highly recommend checking out our online resources for Kindergarten audiences including activities and lesson plans.
All school programs are offered free of charge.
For the best engagement, groups should be between 10 and 30 students per presentation.
Book your presentation
You can book a virtual presentation for your class using our online form.
Before your presentation
- Teachers will receive a Google Meet link and a list of concepts and vocabulary to review with their class before the presentation.
- Please ensure that you have access to a good internet connection and test your electronic devices beforehand (camera, speakers and microphone).
- Each student should have one sheet of paper and a pen, pencil or crayon.
- Test your Google Meet link prior to the presentation. Some school board’s security measures block their members from joining external Google Meet. If you receive a message saying “You cannot join this Meet,” please contact us immediately at and send us a link to your class. We will then join your link instead.