I created this unit in response to the new B.C. curriculum which now has financial literacy in the math content section for grades 4 and up. I do want to stress that this unit will work for any Canadian classroom, not just classrooms in BC. I also created this unit in response to the many times I have heard criticism about schools not effectively preparing students for the transition into adulthood and real life situations such as organizing their finances.
This unit includes a variety of activities to reinforce the learning of financial literacy including: posters, games, task cards, interactive notebook activities, graphic organizers, and real life math challenges for students to research and work through.
This unit would be best suited for upper elementary or high school students, or gifted students would do well learning more about this real life topic. Thank you for purchasing, and let know in the feedback section how this unit goes for your students!
The learning goals of this unit are:
-For students to gain of understanding of financial literacy including earning, saving, and spending.
-For students to gain of understanding of wise financial decision making including knowing the difference between wants and needs.
-For students to learning about the different types of bank accounts.
-For students to began to grasp currency exchange.
-For students to gain a better understanding of debt and how to avoid it, and for students to learn the difference between good debt and bad debt, and learn strategies to climb out of debt.
Table of contents:
1. Financial literacy vocabulary words interactive notebook activity.
2. What does being smart with your money mean?
3. Being smart with your money- question task cards (includes answer key).
4. Brainstorm ways to make money interactive notebook template.
5. Brainstorm ways to save money interactive notebook template.
6. Shopping on a budget wants vs. needs.
7. Plan a field trip for your class (includes: planning page, fundraiser sheet planning sheet, and fundraiser sign up sheet).
8. Shopping on a budget challenge (includes directions and menu template for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack).
9. Banking (includes banks poster and types of bank accounts poster).
10. Bank account card game. (Students think about the different types of bank accounts and place pretend money in the 'best' type of bank account of the money and the goals for the money).
1. Cheques poster (includes questions).
12. Debt question page.
13. Types of debt poster.
14. Good debt vs. bad debt Venn diagram.
15. How do you climb out of debt? Graphic organizer.
16. Currency exchange activity.
17. How do people plan for retirement poster.
18. Careers in Finance.
19. Financial tip flower. Students write a financial tip for themselves for each petal of the flower.
20. Ticket out the door formative assessment activity.