Lesson plans

Teachers: Follow these step-by-step guides to teach your students about the economy.

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November 18, 2022

A Bank NOTE-able Canadian

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

Assessing the Life Cycle of a Bank Note

Examine the environmental impact of everyday items by assessing the life cycle of a universal product: money.
May 17, 2021

Counting Money and Making Change

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.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Math Grade level(s): Grade 02
November 18, 2022

Design your own bank note

Your students will research and choose their own iconic Canadian, theme, images and symbols to go on a new bank note.
November 27, 2020

Exploring Coins and Bank Notes

Hands filling out a form on a table with art supplies and paper play money.
Explore Canadian money with young learners using our printable worksheets.
February 11, 2021

Money: Past, Present and Future

Explore the history of money in Canada and around the world using an inquiry approach.
September 26, 2019

Price Check: Inflation in Canada

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

Representing Money in Many Ways: Addition, Fractions and Equivalents

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.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Math Grade level(s): Grade 03
November 18, 2022

The changing face of our money

Students will use a historical thinking approach to examine historical significance, continuity and change in Canadian bank notes.
March 18, 2020

Trade Rules

Introduce three basic economic concepts: consumers and producers, goods and services, and trade. Students will play a game to understand the benefits of trade.
Content type(s): Lesson plans Subject(s): Financial literacy, Social studies Grade level(s): Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05
October 2, 2020

Trading Planets

Take a trade mission to planet Plutopia to discover why trading without a common currency is hard.
December 2, 2019

Trading Up: How Countries Benefit from Freer Trade

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.

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