People work hard to acquire things of value and build up savings for their future. There are various risks that can arise for things we own of value – jewellery, car, home, other possessions, and so on. There are risks that can impact the value of money we save. And there are also risks that can affect our health and well-being – and even our lives. There are ways to avoid and reduce risk. Some involve how we act and live. Some involve buying insurance to protect against risks. It is important for youth to understand the risks that can arise – and how to avoid or reduce risk.
Please Note: Teaching Units provided are for support and consideration by teachers and are not prescriptive.
The “Learning Map” identifies teaching opportunities in Alberta’s curriculum for each topic and you will find them as part of the Support Teaching Materials provided here. Teachers can, of course, integrate the target areas of financial knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours anywhere they can find a fit. The Supports for Instruction provide videos, animations, and links to other resources to support teachers in their efforts to improve the financial literacy of their students.Download