Grades 4 to 8
Travel to planet Plutopia on a trade mission with your students. Once there, you will see that trading goods without a common currency poses some serious problems. Trading Planets uses interactive, game-based learning to teach about trade, currency, and supply and demand.
Grades 9 to 12
How do you plan for the future when you don’t know what things will cost? Join the fight against inflation in Inflation Busters, a game-based program for students. Who knew learning about monetary policy could be fun? We did!
Surprise, it’s money!
See and touch an amazing array of objects that have served as money at one time or another. Then join us in the Museum—explore the games, multimedia, videos and even more surprising artifacts. It’s fun, engaging, and a great way to learn the role the Bank of Canada plays in the Canadian economy.
Reservations are required:
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
The new bank note featuring Viola Desmond provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the concept of historical significance.
Economy, Plain and Simple
It’s right there in the title— Economy, Plain and Simple: Plain language. Complex concepts made as simple as possible—thanks to the efforts of our economists and a supporting cast of communications professionals. The results are short, quick reads, with engaging visuals, all on a mobile-friendly platform—so you can read them on the go.
The Bank of Canada also has some educational resources we think you may find helpful.
The Bank of Canada souvenir books make a unique keepsake or gift. This series examines various aspects of the Bank’s history. In PDF format.