About Wallet Wellness | Ophea Teaching Tools

About Wallet Wellness

Activity Cards

The activities are designed to integrate financial literacy into the Grade 4-8 Health and Physical Education curriculum by providing students with opportunities to explore healthy living skills while considering how financial choices and decisions affect our overall well-being. The activity cards also include cross-curricular connections to language and math curriculum, making it easier to use in various lessons and settings. Each activity focuses on specific financial literacy concepts and skills connected to Healthy Living topics, including: healthy eating, substance use, abuse and related behaviours. Each activity contains suggestions to extend student learning through inquiry-based questions.

Student Learning Videos

The videos are designed to integrate financial literacy into the Grade 4-8 Health and Physical Education curriculum by providing students with opportunities to explore healthy living skills while considering how financial choices and decisions affect our overall well-being. These videos can be used as conversation starters to discuss practical situations where students use critical thinking skills to make decisions around financial literacy within a health context. Scenarios found within these videos include, budgeting to buy snacks at the grocery store, making worthwhile purchases in online games, understanding the difference between need versus want when buying a bike helmet, and planning a graduation party at a low cost.

Professional Learning Videos

The videos are designed to provide educators with an overview of financial literacy and how it connects to the Grade 4-8 Healthy and Physical Education curriculum using the Wallet Wellness resource. These videos provide examples of how to use, and expand on, the activity cards and student videos to provide a rich learning experience for students.

Facilitator’s Guide

The Facilitator’s Guide is designed to provide educators with background information on financial literacy and the Wallet Wellness program. Information on what financial literacy is and why it is important is included along with considerations for teaching financial literacy and how it connects to the Grade 4-8 Health and Physical Education curriculum.