March 16, 2020
This lesson will introduce three basic economic concepts: consumers and producers, goods and services, and trade. Students will define key economic terms and play a game to understand the benefits of trade.
January 29, 2020
Students will use the concept of historical significance to nominate an iconic Canadian as a portrait subject for the Bank of Canada’s new $5 bank note. They will then create a design for their proposal.
December 2, 2019
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.
October 25, 2019
The new bank note featuring Viola Desmond provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the concept of historical significance.
September 26, 2019
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.
October 5, 2018
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
September 5, 2017 Teach your students about Canada’s history, land and culture – with money!