Teaching and Learning Examples

These teaching and learning examples include curriculum-linked lesson plans that have been developed to support an integrated approach to financial literacy education. These lesson plans are examples of cross-curricular and subject specific approaches for teachers to use and adapt as appropriate to the students in their classroom. As new material is developed it will be posted on Financial Literacy GAINS on an ongoing basis.


Elementary (Grades 4 to 8)  
Financial Literacy in Grade 4 Social Studies and Language
Lesson Plan: Medieval Western European Market Places and Trade Fairs PDF 511 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 4 Health and Physical Education and Language
Lesson Plan: Financial Literacy and Our Choices PDF 870 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 4 Social Studies
Lesson Plan: Balancing Human Needs and Environmental Stewardship PDF 504 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 5 Social Studies
Lesson Plan: Investigating Trade Interactions in New France                    PDF 806 K
Lesson Plan: Stakeholder Advocacy – Provincial Budget Decisions         PDF 316 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 5 Science and Technology
Lesson Plan: A Closer look at Cell Phones PDF 65 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 6 Social Studies
Lesson Plan: Canada’s Involvement in Fair Trade Practices PDF 851 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 6 Science and Technology
Lesson Plan: Biodiversity PDF 242 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 7 Geography
Lesson Plan: Natural Events – Investigating the Impacts and Responses  PDF 127 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 8 Health and Physical Education and Language
Lesson Plan: Making Connections: Financial Literacy, Substance Abuse, Addictions, Mental Health and Stress Management PDF  1.0 M
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 8 History and The Arts
Lesson Plan: Financial Realities & Economic Factors Affecting British North America at the Time of Confederation PDF 725 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 8 Science and Technology
Lesson Plan: Considering Automation PDF 188 K
   
Secondary (Grades 9 to 12)  
Financial Literacy in Grade 11 The Arts (visual arts) and Business Studies
Lesson Plan: Financial Literacy Through Visual Arts (AVI3O and BDP3O) PDF 784 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 9/10 Business Studies
Lesson Plan: Information and Communication Technology in Business (BTT1O/BTT2O) PDF 609 K
 
Financial Literacy in Grade 9 Canadian and World Studies (Geography)
Lesson Plan: Financial Literacy in Geography (CGC1P) PDF 699K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 9 English
Lesson Plan: Advertising and Consumer Awareness (ENG1P) PDF 507K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 10 English
Lesson Plan: The Medium is the Message (ENG2D) PDF 836K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 11 English
Lesson Plan: Selling Reality: An Analysis of Prime Time Reality Programming (ENG3C) PDF 629K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 12 English
Lesson Plan: Impact of Corporate Sponsorship in Schools (ENG4U) PDF 674K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 9 Guidance and Career Education
Lesson Plan: Making Good Decisions about Discounts (GLS1O) PDF 510K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 10 Guidance and Career Education
Lesson Plan: Exploring Postsecondary Funding Options (GLC2O) PDF 638K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 9 Mathematics
Lesson Plan: Financial Literacy in Mathematics (MPM1D) PDF 747 K
 
Financial Literacy in Grade 11 Social Sciences and Humanities
Lesson Plan: The Changing Structure of Work in Ontario (HSP3M) PDF 664K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 9 Science
Lesson Plan: Reducing Electricity Costs (SNC1P) PDF 813 K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 12 Science
Lesson Plan: Rate of Reaction, Fueling a Decision! (SCH4U) PDF 650K
   
Financial Literacy in Grade 11 Technological Education
Lesson Plan: Matching Technology to User Needs and Budget (TEJ3E) PDF 779K