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Financial Literacy Topics: spending

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

 
 
 
 

Funny Money - Get it on credit  

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Funny Money - Get it on credit  

What it costs when you make purchases using credit

Theme(s): Spending

 
 
 
 

Funny Money - Get it on credit 

What it costs when you make purchases using credit

Theme(s): Spending

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...

 
 
 
 

 

Teach kids to spend less than they have

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Teaching kids to save with Tracy Hackett and Rob Carrick  

Teach kids to spend less than they have

Theme(s): Saving

 
 
 
 

Teaching kids to save with Tracy Hackett and Rob Carrick 

Teach kids to spend less than they have

Theme(s): Saving

Parents  

   

 

Teaching kids about credit history

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Teaching kids about credit history and good debt vs. bad debt  

Teaching kids about credit history

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

Parents  

Teaching kids about credit history and good debt vs. bad debt 

Teaching kids about credit history

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

Parents  

   

 

Clearing the air on credit cards

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Teaching kids about credit and credit cards  

Clearing the air on credit cards

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

Parents  

Teaching kids about credit and credit cards 

Clearing the air on credit cards

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

Parents  

   

 

Give them opportunities to goof it up

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Kids and money  

Give them opportunities to goof it up

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 8, 9, 10...

Parents  

Kids and money 

Give them opportunities to goof it up

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

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 8, 9, 10...

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  

   

 

10 tips for 10 bad money habits

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Dealing with your teen’s bad money habits  

10 tips for 10 bad money habits

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

Parents  

Dealing with your teen’s bad money habits 

10 tips for 10 bad money habits

Theme(s): Spending

Age(s): 13, 14, 15...

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  

   

 

Help your child get smarter about smart phones

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First cell phone  

Help your child get smarter about smart phones

Theme(s): Spending

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

Parents  

First cell phone 

Help your child get smarter about smart phones

Theme(s): Spending

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

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  

   

 

Delayed gratification: The marshmallow test

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Delayed gratification  

The marshmallow test

Theme(s): Saving

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

Parents  

Delayed gratification 

The marshmallow test

Theme(s): Saving

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

Parents  

   

 

Save money making treats at home

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Homemade hacks  

Save money making treats at home

Theme(s): Spending

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

Parents  

Homemade hacks 

Save money making treats at home

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  

   

 

Tips for keeping your family’s online shopping secure

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Virtual spending is real  

Tips for keeping your family’s online shopping secure

Theme(s): Spending

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

Parents  

Virtual spending is real 

Tips for keeping your family’s online shopping secure

Theme(s): Spending

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

Students  

 

Use this spreadsheet to create a budget

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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

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

What influences our spending?  

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What influences our spending?  

Investigate buying habits and marketers' strategies

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

What influences our spending? 

Investigate buying habits and marketers' strategies

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Language

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Penny-wise: counting change  

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Penny-wise: counting change  

Learn how to round up and down

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

Penny-wise: counting change 

Learn how to round up and down

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

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

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

 
 
 
 

 

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

 
 
 
 

 

Check your knowledge of debit and credit

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The Credit or Debit Quiz  

Check your knowledge of debit and credit

Theme(s): Money basics...

 
 
 
 

The Credit or Debit Quiz 

Check your knowledge of debit and credit

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:  

Keep your spending in check  

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Keep your spending in check  

Use a problem-solving approach to change habits

Grade(s): 10

Subject(s): Health and Physical Education

Teachers  

Keep your spending in check 

Use a problem-solving approach to change habits

Grade(s): 10

Subject(s): Health and Physical Education

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

Price it right!  

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Price it right!  

Examine the 4Ps in marketing

Grade(s): 9

Subject(s): Business Studies

Teachers  

Price it right! 

Examine the 4Ps in marketing

Grade(s): 9

Subject(s): Business Studies

Teachers  

Lesson plan:  

HST derby  

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HST derby  

Explain sales taxes and calculate its impact on purchases

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

HST derby 

Explain sales taxes and calculate its impact on purchases

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:  

Trading market in ancient Greece  

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Trading market in ancient Greece  

Look at factors that influence trading in the past and modern day

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Social Studies

Teachers  

Trading market in ancient Greece 

Look at factors that influence trading in the past and modern day

Grade(s): 4

Subject(s): Social Studies

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:  

The classroom store  

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The classroom store  

Buy and sell simulation to develop numeracy skills

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

Teachers  

The classroom store 

Buy and sell simulation to develop numeracy skills

Grade(s): 5

Subject(s): Mathematics

 
 
 

 

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...

 
 
 

 

What's the cost of car ownership?

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Funny Money - Buying a new car  

What's the cost of car ownership?

Theme(s): Saving

 
 
 

Funny Money - Buying a new car 

What's the cost of car ownership?

Theme(s): Saving

 
 
 
 

 

Consider making purchases that increase in value

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Funny Money - Building long-term wealth  

Consider making purchases that increase in value

Theme(s): Investing

 
 
 
 

Funny Money - Building long-term wealth 

Consider making purchases that increase in value

Theme(s): Investing