April 17, 2013
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education believes any time is a good time to talk to kids about money. But to get the discussion started, it is designating the third Wednesday in April as “Talk to Our Kids about Money Day.”
Its new Web site, http://talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com, has many ready-to-use resources to support teachers’ efforts to integrate financial education into their curriculum. For example, history teachers will find material for using the North American fur trade as a context for distinguishing between a “need” and a “want.” Similar resources, addressing fundamental economic concepts, have been created for these areas: language and media literacy, math, geography, arts, health and technology.
While the program is aimed at Secondary I students, the Web site also includes a section devoted to activities parents can do with children of various ages.
Teachers are encouraged to register online to obtain a complete printed teaching kit. However, anyone can preview the material and download information, articles and activities from the site, which will be active all year long.