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Personal Values and Money (AB)

Subject Area: Health & Life Skills

Link(s) to the Alberta Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes:
  • L–7.6 examine factors that may influence future life role/education/career plans: e.g., technology, role models
Brief Overview of the Lesson:

In this activity, students will examine their own personal values and see how these factors influence money decisions. They will also decorate a “value themed” piggy bank.

Estimated Time Required for Implementation:

One class period

Materials Needed:
  • Copies of the Money Student Handout, magazines and newspapers, jars or tins, and a variety of art supplies
Suggested Implementation Strategy:
Options for Consideration:
  • The teacher may ask the students ahead of time to bring in from home a glass jar or tin, some magazines and any other craft supplies.
  • Instead of making a “piggy bank,” the students may be asked to make a paper collage that reflects their values.
Extended Learning Opportunities:
  • See “Extension” in the lesson plan.
Articles: