Manitoba English Language Arts Curriculum Expectations:
- 1.2.1 Develop Understanding
- Recognize and articulate the value of connecting prior and new knowledge and experiences to shape and extend understanding.
- 1.2.3 Combine Ideas
- Identify or invent personally meaningful ways of organizing ideas and information to clarify and extend understanding.
- 1.2.4 Extend Understanding
- Ask specific and focused questions for elaboration and clarification; engage in dialogue about experiences and understanding.
- 2.1.2 Comprehension Strategies
- Use comprehension strategies [including reflecting on and assessing meaning, skimming, scanning, close reading, and identifying and relating in own words the main and supporting ideas] appropriate to the type of text and purpose.
- 3.1.1 Use Personal Knowledge
- Examine personal knowledge of and experiences related to a topic to determine information needs.
- 3.1.3 Contribute to Group Inquiry
- Contribute ideas, knowledge, and questions to help establish group inquiry or research focuses and purposes.
- 3.1.4 Create and Follow a Plan
- Prepare and use a plan to access information and ideas from a variety of sources [such as teachers, peers, print and non-print materials, electronic sources….].
- 4.2.2 Revise Content
- Revise to create effective sentences that convey content clearly and generate reader interest.
- 4.4.2 Effective Oral Communication
- Deliver short oral presentations and reports using verbal and non-verbal cues [such as diction, pacing, presence, facial expression, gestures…] to focus audience attention; project emotion appropriate to the subject and point of view.
- 5.2.2 Work in Groups
- Present group conclusions or findings to classmates.
- Students will discover ways to invest money and understand the risks and rewards of each kind of investment.
- Students need to understand the terms: acronyms, investments.
Introduction to Lesson:
- Ask the class if they have heard the term “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
- Do they know where a person can put money to make it grow?
- Do they have any money saved? What kind of investment is it?
- Explain that today they will be researching different kinds of investments that people can buy to make their money grow.
- Divide the class into 6 groups.
- Each group will be researching a financial investment.
- Assign one kind of investment to each group — TFSA, GIC, RRSP, RESP, Bank Saving Account or Stock Market.
- They are to use the internet to research and report back to the class:
- what the acronym represents,
- where to buy this kind of investment, and
- what the advantages and disadvantages are of putting money in this kind of investment.
Consolidation of Learning:
- The groups share their findings with the class, discussing what was learned about each kind of investment.
- For homework, the students are to pretend they have $100 to invest. They are to use the knowledge they learned today and write a paragraph explaining why they chose this way to invest the money.
- Ask the students to share with their family, what they have learned about investing.