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Financial Literacy Topics: budgeting

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Inflate your knowledge  

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Inflate your knowledge  

In this lesson, students have an opportunity to experience the effects of inflation first-hand through an interactive classroom auction!

Grade(s): 11, 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Canadian and World Studies

Teachers  

Inflate your knowledge 

In this lesson, students have an opportunity to experience the effects of inflation first-hand through an interactive classroom auction!

Grade(s): 11, 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Canadian and World Studies

Teachers  

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Urban planning and your finances  

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Urban planning and your finances  

In this lesson, students have an opportunity to experience the effects of urban growth on their personal finances.

Grade(s): 9, 10

Subject(s): Business Studies, Social Studies

Teachers  

Urban planning and your finances 

In this lesson, students have an opportunity to experience the effects of urban growth on their personal finances.

Grade(s): 9, 10

Subject(s): Business Studies, Social Studies

Parents  

 

10 ways to make sure your kids learn about money and that the lesson sticks

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Kids and money: Making sure the message hits home  

10 ways to make sure your kids learn about money and that the lesson sticks

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

Kids and money: Making sure the message hits home 

10 ways to make sure your kids learn about money and that the lesson sticks

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

   

 

Trimming on travel costs

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Getting thrifty with travel  

Trimming on travel costs

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

Getting thrifty with travel 

Trimming on travel costs

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

   

 

10 tips for tackling debt

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10 ways to avoid drowning in debt  

10 tips for tackling debt

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

10 ways to avoid drowning in debt 

10 tips for tackling debt

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

   

 

Money fundamentals for your undergrad

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5 money lessons every university student should learn  

Money fundamentals for your undergrad

Theme(s): Money basics

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

5 money lessons every university student should learn 

Money fundamentals for your undergrad

Theme(s): Money basics

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

   

 

A case study in leaving the nest

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Stay at home, rent or buy? Kit’s story  

A case study in leaving the nest

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

Stay at home, rent or buy? Kit’s story 

A case study in leaving the nest

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

   

 

Money skills for chills and thrills

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Recreational spending  

Money skills for chills and thrills

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

Recreational spending 

Money skills for chills and thrills

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

   

 

Kid and teen-ready tips for tracking cash

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Where did all my money go?  

Kid- and teen-ready tips for tracking cash

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

Where did all my money go? 

Kid- and teen-ready tips for tracking cash

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

   

 

How to teach money lessons at the grocery store

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The shopping list  

How to teach money lessons at the grocery store

Theme(s): Spending

Parents  

The shopping list 

How to teach money lessons at the grocery store

Theme(s): Spending

Parents  

 

Activities and games for kids from pre-school to university

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Household money activities for kids  

Activities and games for kids from pre-school to university

Theme(s): Money basics

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Parents  

Household money activities for kids 

Activities and games for kids from pre-school to university

Theme(s): Money basics

Age(s): 5, 6, 7...

Students  

 

Use this spreadsheet to create a budget

| Students  

Student budget worksheet  

Use this spreadsheet to create a budget

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Students  

Student budget worksheet 

Use this spreadsheet to create a budget

Theme(s): Planning & tracking

Parents  

 

If your child is struggling, help develop their financial skills

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When your kid can’t get a job  

If your child is struggling, help develop their financial skills

Theme(s): Earning

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

Parents  

When your kid can’t get a job 

If your child is struggling, help develop their financial skills

Theme(s): Earning

Age(s): 18, 19, 20...

 
 
 
 

 

Play the game and test your personal finance knowledge

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Cranial Cash Clash  

Play the game and test your personal finance knowledge

Theme(s): Investing...

 
 
 
 

Cranial Cash Clash 

Play the game and test your personal finance knowledge

Theme(s): Investing...

 
 
 

I just graduated, now what? with Jamie Golombek and Rob Carrick  

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I just graduated, now what? with Jamie Golombek and Rob Carrick  

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

I just graduated, now what? with Jamie Golombek and Rob Carrick 

Theme(s): Money basics

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Saving vs. spending  

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Saving vs. spending  

Investigate how time can impact saving

Grade(s): 11, 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Canadian and World Studies, Guidance and Career Education...

Teachers  

Saving vs. spending 

Investigate how time can impact saving

Grade(s): 11, 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Canadian and World Studies, Guidance and Career Education...

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Know your cash flow  

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Know your cash flow  

Create a balanced budget that includes income and expenses

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11...

Subject(s): Business Studies, Guidance and Career Education, Social Sciences and Humanities

Teachers  

Know your cash flow 

Create a balanced budget that includes income and expenses

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11...

Subject(s): Business Studies, Guidance and Career Education, Social Sciences and Humanities

 
 
 

Financial advice from a friend  

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Financial advice from a friend  

Student competition: Honorable Mention

Theme(s): Earning...

 
 
 

Financial advice from a friend 

Student competition: Honorable Mention

Theme(s): Earning...

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 4) - Putting it into practice  

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Developing financial sense (part 4) - Putting it into practice  

Plan and organize a party using budgeting skills, shopping skills

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6...

Age(s): 9, 10, 11...

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 4) - Putting it into practice 

Plan and organize a party using budgeting skills, shopping skills

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6...

Age(s): 9, 10, 11...

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 3) - Making wise choices  

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Developing financial sense (part 3) - Making wise choices  

Learn to see beyond ads and comparison shop

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Age(s): 9, 10, 11

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 3) - Making wise choices 

Learn to see beyond ads and comparison shop

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Age(s): 9, 10, 11

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 2) - Working it out  

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Developing financial sense (part 2) - Working it out  

Learn how to make change and calculate cost of goods

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Age(s): 9, 10, 11

Teachers  

Developing financial sense (part 2) - Working it out 

Learn how to make change and calculate cost of goods

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Age(s): 9, 10, 11

 
 
 

Smart saving, smart spending  

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Smart saving, smart spending  

Student competition: Honorable Mention

Theme(s): Saving...

 
 
 

Smart saving, smart spending 

Student competition: Honorable Mention

Theme(s): Saving...

 
 
 

 

Students tell us why financial literacy is important

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Student spotlight  

Students tell us why financial literacy is important

Theme(s): Earning...

 
 
 

Student spotlight 

Students tell us why financial literacy is important

Theme(s): Earning...

 
 
 
 

 

Pros and cons of having a bank account

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Do kids need a bank account? with Tracy Hackett and Rob Carrick  

Pros and cons of having a bank account

Theme(s): Saving

 
 
 
 

Do kids need a bank account? with Tracy Hackett and Rob Carrick 

Pros and cons of having a bank account

Theme(s): Saving

 
 
 

 

Get the lifestyle

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Make the most of your money  

Get the lifestyle

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

Make the most of your money 

Get the lifestyle

Theme(s): Money basics

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Tower building on a budget  

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Tower building on a budget  

Design and build a tower within a budget

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science

Teachers  

Tower building on a budget 

Design and build a tower within a budget

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Mathematics, Science

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Personal budgeting 101  

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Personal budgeting 101  

Create a budget to meet objectives at different life stages

Grade(s): 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Guidance and Career Education, Mathematics...

Teachers  

Personal budgeting 101 

Create a budget to meet objectives at different life stages

Grade(s): 12

Subject(s): Business Studies, Guidance and Career Education, Mathematics...

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Prep my ride  

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Prep my ride  

Research and compare the cost of car ownership

Grade(s): 11

Subject(s): Mathematics, Technological Education

Teachers  

Prep my ride 

Research and compare the cost of car ownership

Grade(s): 11

Subject(s): Mathematics, Technological Education

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Zero-budget band  

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Zero-budget band  

Compose and play music using non-traditional instruments

Grade(s): 9

Subject(s): The Arts

Teachers  

Zero-budget band 

Compose and play music using non-traditional instruments

Grade(s): 9

Subject(s): The Arts

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Personal budgeting 101  

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Personal budgeting 101  

Create a budget for different life stages

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Personal budgeting 101 

Create a budget for different life stages

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

My furry friend: costs of pet ownership  

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My furry friend: costs of pet ownership  

Research the cost and benefits of pet ownership

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

My furry friend: costs of pet ownership 

Research the cost and benefits of pet ownership

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Money wisdom: give me your two cents' worth  

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Money wisdom: give me your two cents' worth  

Assess different saving and spending strategies

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

Money wisdom: give me your two cents' worth 

Assess different saving and spending strategies

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

The Money dilemma: a comic strip  

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The Money dilemma: a comic strip  

Create a comic and discuss ethical options around 'found' money

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

The Money dilemma: a comic strip 

Create a comic and discuss ethical options around 'found' money

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Mathlete: the costs of playing sports  

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Mathlete: the costs of playing sports  

Calculate the cost associated with various sports and the benefits of sports

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Mathlete: the costs of playing sports 

Calculate the cost associated with various sports and the benefits of sports

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Duct tape wallet (math edition)  

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Duct tape wallet (math edition)  

Calculate the cost of supplies to make duct tape wallets for the class

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Duct tape wallet (math edition) 

Calculate the cost of supplies to make duct tape wallets for the class

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Lesson Plan:  

And then it happened  

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And then it happened  

Develop literacy and numeracy skills using a popular children's novel

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Language, Mathematics

Teachers  

And then it happened 

Develop literacy and numeracy skills using a popular children's novel

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Language, Mathematics

Teachers  

Taking stock in your future: senior guide  

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Taking stock in your future: senior guide  

Develop an investment portfolio to meet personal goals

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11...

Age(s): 14, 15, 16...

Teachers  

Taking stock in your future: senior guide 

Develop an investment portfolio to meet personal goals

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11...

Age(s): 14, 15, 16...

Teachers  

Taking stock in your future: intermediate guide  

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Taking stock in your future: intermediate guide  

Develop math skills using financial literacy as a theme

Grade(s): 7, 8, 9...

Age(s): 12, 13, 14...

Teachers  

Taking stock in your future: intermediate guide 

Develop math skills using financial literacy as a theme

Grade(s): 7, 8, 9...

Age(s): 12, 13, 14...

 
 
 

 

An interactive money mentoring program from CSA

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Make it count  

An interactive money mentoring program from CSA

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6...

Theme(s): Money basics...

Age(s): 9, 10, 11...

 
 
 

Make it count 

An interactive money mentoring program from CSA

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6...

Theme(s): Money basics...

Age(s): 9, 10, 11...

 
 
 

 

Student debt

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Student debt with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick  

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

Student debt with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick 

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

 

What to do if you can't repay your student loan

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What to do if you are having trouble repaying your student loan with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick  

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

What to do if you are having trouble repaying your student loan with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick 

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

 

How to manage debt after graduation

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How to manage student debt once you graduate with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick  

Theme(s): Money basics

 
 
 

How to manage student debt once you graduate with Arati Sharma and Rob Carrick 

Theme(s): Money basics