Teachers: Follow these step-by-step guides to teach your students about the economy.
January 29, 2020 Apply the concept of historical significance to nominate an iconic Canadian for a new bank note. Students will create a design for their proposal.
October 25, 2019 Apply the concept of historical significance to examine the bank note featuring Viola Desmond.
October 25, 2021 Examine the environmental impact of everyday items by assessing the life cycle of a universal product: money.
September 5, 2017 Teach your students about Canada’s history, land and culture – with money!
May 17, 2021 Introduce your Grade 2 students to counting money and forming change combinations. Use these four sets of money math activities individually or in the order listed in this lesson.
November 27, 2020 Explore Canadian money with young learners using our printable worksheets.
October 5, 2018 Explore the design of Canadian bank notes.
February 11, 2021 Explore the history of money in Canada and around the world using an inquiry approach.
September 26, 2019 All about inflation: what it is, what it means and how it's measured. Students will learn how the consumer price index is calculated and create their own student price index to measure the prices that matter most to them.
February 25, 2022 Help your Grade 3 students make change, understand fractions and represent money in different ways. Use these activities individually or in the order listed in this lesson.
March 18, 2020 Introduce three basic economic concepts: consumers and producers, goods and services, and trade. Students will play a game to understand the benefits of trade.
October 2, 2020 Take a trade mission to planet Plutopia to discover why trading without a common currency is hard.
December 2, 2019 Use hands-on activities to explore comparative advantage, opportunity cost and specialization. Students will learn how these key economic concepts help countries benefit from trade.