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KS2-KS3 Where Money Comes From Lesson Plan

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This teaching resource (lesson plan, presentation slides and worksheets) will help students learn how money is attained through working, and that we may still get money when there is little or no work available. Pupils will also learn about the concept of a pension and its necessity for later on in life.

By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  • List various types of work/jobs that people can do to earn money
  • List and explain the types of income support and benefits (e.g., job seekers allowance, housing benefit) that people get from the government when there is little or no work available

  • Explain why older people need a pension later on in life.

With just 5-10 minutes of preparation needed, the lesson plan consists of:
    • Teaching guide with:
      • A list of required resources & materials – most of which, are provided
      • Clearly defined learning objectives and outcomes
      • Step-by-step teaching instructions
      • Suggested teaching scripts to support the presentation slides, and discussion questions
      • Activities and corresponding photocopiable worksheets
      • Homework/extension worksheets - to further enhance the lesson and challenge your students with real-life scenarios that provide practical money management skill-building opportunities.
      • Answers to worksheet questions.
    • Colourful presentation slides - to supplement your classroom teaching and engage the pupils
    • Pre and post evaluation questionnaires - to help you measure the effectiveness of this or any other financial literacy programme.

This lesson plan is intended for use in a range of settings, by educators who want to address basic money management issues, or add financial literacy to their curriculum and range of skills taught. It may be particularly relevant if you are a:

  • Teacher
  • After-school educational services provider
  • Homeschooler
  • Youth worker
Format: 5 PDF Documents:
  • Lesson Plan/Teaching Guide
  • Presentations slides
  • Pre/Post Evaluation Questionnaire Guide
  • Pre-Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Post Evaluation Questionnaire.