May 3, 2023
Teaching math using money
From skip counting to making change, working with money is a great way for students to practice math skills.
March 22, 2023
Security is in the bank note
Security printing is a game of anticipating and responding to criminal threats. Counterfeiting is a game of anticipating and responding to bank note design. This cat and mouse relationship affects every aspect of a bank note.
December 6, 2022
Money: it’s a question of trust
The dollars and cents we use wouldn’t be worth anything to anybody if we didn’t have confidence in it. No matter if it’s gold or digits on a hard drive, public trust is the secret ingredient in a successful currency.
November 1, 2022
What are cryptocurrencies?Cryptocurrencies exist outside of the traditional financial system and inside a computer network. Learn about how they work and their possible risks.
June 16, 2022
Army bills: Funding the War of 1812
In 1812, British North America had no banks and little currency. With the prospect of war drying up supplies of coins, the government of Lower Canada decided to issue legal tender notes called “army bills” to pay for troops and supplies.
April 21, 2022
Teaching the green economy
From windmills and solar panels to electric cars, signs of the green economy are all around us. Check out our resources for how to teach about the green economy.
April 20, 2022
The Life of a Polymer Bank NoteExamine the life of a polymer bank note from production to distribution and recycling.
April 4, 2022
ExternalitiesExternalities are hidden costs that are not accounted for in the production of a good or service. Explore this concept with our video and discussion guide.
March 3, 2022
Teaching inflation during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on the economy: closing businesses, driving down demand and interrupting supplies. With news stories and popular culture addressing inflation and supply chain issues, now is the perfect time to explain this key economic concept to your high school students.
February 18, 2022
Canada and the global economyExplore Canada’s connections to the global economy. Adjust timelines and filters in our online game to view historical data of gross domestic product, trade, foreign investment and immigration.