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Lesson Plan

Debt: Benefits and Costs

This lesson introduces students to the concept of “debt.” After examining the costs of different types of debt and the effect on purchase prices, students determine whether debt is worthwhile.

  • Grade Level: 7
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    Mathematics, grades 1­–8 (2005)
    Social Studies, grades 1–8 (2013)

Lesson Plan

What is credit?

In this lesson, students will investigate the various types of credit cards available and explore the pros and cons of buying on credit.

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    BBI1O/2O – Introduction to Business
    HIP4O – Personal Life Management
    CIE3M – The Individual and the Economy

Article

When your kid can’t get a job

If your child is struggling, help develop their financial skills

  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Theme(s): Earning

Interactive Tool

The Cranial Cash Clash

Play the game and test your personal finance knowledge

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Theme(s): Investing

Lesson Plan

Cost of borrowing

In this lesson, students will learn how to read a credit card statement and the cost of using credit cards.

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    BBI1O/2O – Business Studies
    HIF1O/2O – Exploring Family Studies
    HIP4O – Personal Life Management
    MEL3E – Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life
    CIE3M – The Individual and the Economy

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