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Personal Values and Money (Atlantic Canada)

Subject Area: Health

Links to the Foundation for the Atlantic Canada Health Curriculum:
  • General Curriculum Outcome: Culture and Diversity.
    Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of culture, diversity, and world view, recognizing the similarities and differences reflected in various personal, cultural, racial and ethnic perspectives.
Brief Overview of the Lesson:

In this activity, students will come up with their own personal values and determine how money relates to these values. 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:
Evaluation:
  • Assess the discussion on how money relates to peoples values.
  • Assess the values that the students demonstrate in their piggy banks.
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.
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