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KS2-KS3 Money & the Exchange of Money Lesson Plan

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This teaching resource (lesson plan, presentation slides and worksheets) will help students begin to understand how money comes in various forms, and how these other forms of money are equally used in different exchanges. Students will also be introduced to the idea of credit.

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

  • Define the key characteristics of a credit/debit card, cheque, voucher etc
  • Know how and when to use different forms of money in exchange for goods and services
  • Begin to comprehend the concept of credit.
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.