Teachers: Follow these step-by-step guides to teach your students about the economy.
November 18, 2022 Students will use the concept of historical significance to choose an iconic Canadian as a portrait subject for the Bank of Canada’s new $5 bank note.
October 25, 2021 Examine the environmental impact of everyday items by assessing the life cycle of a universal product: money.
October 31, 2023 Balance a monthly budget for a household and learn some financial saving and spending tips along the way.
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 18, 2022 Your students will research and choose their own iconic Canadian, theme, images and symbols to go on a new bank note.
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.
November 18, 2022 Students will use a historical thinking approach to examine historical significance, continuity and change in Canadian bank notes.
October 31, 2023 Introduce your students to foundational economic concepts using everyday examples.
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.