We make learning about the economy fun, with online resources available to suit your curriculum. Or let us do it for you! Pop into the Museum for one of our free school programs. While booking, don’t forget to leave time to visit our fun, interactive exhibitions.
Is your school in the National Capital Region? If you could use a little help getting your class to the Museum, apply for our free transportation bursary. Find out more.
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!
Grades 3 to 8
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.
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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.
The new bank note featuring Viola Desmond provides an excellent opportunity to teach about the concept of historical significance.
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.
This lesson idea will help students learn about the design of Canadian bank notes.
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.