Intermediate | Ophea Teaching Tools

Intermediate (Grades 7-8)

  • Activities

    • Students use comparison shopping techniques and a decision-making model to decide on purchasing healthy foods to sell at a class bake sale within a budget.

    • Students explore factors that can influence how and why they make (financial) decisions and how those decisions can have an impact on their well-being.

    • Students reflect on addictive behaviours and how they can have personal, health and financial implications. Students also explore the importance of stress management.

    • Students analyze a scenario where they have won a cash prize for a poster design contest. They must decide how to use their winnings by considering different variables.

    • Students plan a class party on a budget taking a few limitations into consideration. Students analyze, compare and evaluate different plans to vote on one.

    • Students explore how advertising techniques can influence their buying decisions related to food and everyday items. Guidelines for viewing and evaluating advertisements are created.

Videos

Price to Party

In this video, a member of a planning committee explains how the end-of-year graduation party came together. Discover everything this party has to offer by exploring concepts related to budgeting, decision-making skills, needs versus wants, healthy food choices, and more!

Biking on a Budget

In this video, a child has money to buy a new bike helmet as part of a birthday gift from her grandmother before an upcoming bike trip with friends. Hit the open trails by exploring concepts related to decision-making skills, purchasing influences, budgeting, needs versus wants, and more!