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  • January 15, 2020

    Where Futurists Feared to Tread

    By: Graham Iddon


    blueprint of a self-sustaining town ringed with working homes
    Among the laser pistols, hover cars and androids of science fiction, there’s an elderly elephant in the room: money.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): History
  • January 13, 2020

    Summer Camps at the Museum

    Bring your camp crew to the Bank of Canada Museum this summer.
  • January 13, 2020

    Group Visits

    Whether 10 people or 110, the Bank of Canada Museum can accommodate you.
  • January 2, 2020

    Wrap-up, 2019

    By: Graham Iddon


    The Bank of Canada Museum set some very ambitious goals at the end of 2018. We have managed to achieve more in one year than we had since we opened in 2017.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • December 2, 2019

    Trading Up: How Countries Benefit from Free Trade

    Students will learn about comparative advantage, opportunity cost and specialization and how these key economic concepts help countries around the world benefit from trade. They will participate in activities to better understand these concepts and make links to today’s global economy.
    Content Type(s): Lesson plan
  • November 22, 2019

    Surprise, It's Money!

    This short, 15-minute workshop is the perfect add-on to a guided tour of the Bank of Canada Museum. Students will touch, examine and learn about a variety of currencies from Canada and the world. Using the inquiry method, students will learn the principles of currency and why we use bank notes today.
    Subject(s): Education
  • November 8, 2019

    Private Atkinson’s War

    By: Graham Iddon


    Private Edward Atkinson’s example of trench art is what is called a “love token”—a souvenir made from a coin. It’s one man’s personal wartime experience expressed through a pocket-sized medium.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
  • October 25, 2019

    A Noteworthy Woman

    By: Heather Montgomery


    The new bank note featuring Viola Desmond provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the concept of historical significance.
    Content Type(s): Lesson plan
  • October 1, 2019

    Luck and Lore

    Discover the spiritual, the ceremonial, the superstitious uses we have for money and the surprising roots of some very familiar traditions.
  • September 26, 2019

    Price Check: Inflation in Canada

    By: Heather Montgomery


    Students will learn about inflation: what it is, what it means and how it’s measured. They will also learn about how the consumer price index is calculated and create their own student price index to measure the prices that matter in their everyday lives.
    Content Type(s): Lesson plan

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