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Example Lessons

Have a look at the examples below to see how Financial Literacy can be integrated into any area of the curriculum. 

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Systems Thinking in Social Studies and Drama

Grades 4 & 5 Social Studies and the ArtsThrough role play, students will explore aspects of western European medieval society including the distribution of wealth and will examine the constraints or privilege that system dictates. The lesson will also explore the challenges that leaders face when managing money and will build their understanding of the complexity of this responsibility.

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Exploring Needs and Wants through Language and the Arts

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Teaching and Learning Example Documents

Grade 5 Social Studies: 
Investigating Trade Interactions in New France
Stakeholder Advocacy – Provincial Budget Decisions

Grade 5 Science and Technology:
A Closer Look at Cell Phones

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Subject/Division Association Supporting Materials

Subject and Division Associations have developed learning resources to demonstrate connections between financial literacy knowledge and skills and various curriculum expectations. The links below will take you directly to the financial literacy resources posted on the subject/division association websites.

Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE)

  • Grade 5 Drama and Financial Literacy – Financial Literacy and Making Choices
  • Grades 4-6 Dramatic Arts and Financial Literacy – Financial Literacy and Trade: Origins and Impact

Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME)

  • Grade 5 Mathematics and Financial Literacy – If I had $1000
  • Grade 5 Mathematics and Financial Literacy – Income/Expense Game
  • Grade 5 Mathematics and Financial Literacy – Spending, Sharing, Saving, Schooling
  • Grade 5 Mathematics and Financial Literacy – Making and Spending Money
  • Grade 5 Mathematics and Financial Literacy – Applying Unit Rates

Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association (OESSTA)

  • Grade 5 Social Studies and Financial Literacy – Consumer Awareness

Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA)

  • Grade 5 French as a Second Language and Financial Literacy – Faire des achats