Over the summer and fall of 2016, OFSHEEA undertook a large-scale writing project, funded by the Ministry of Education, to update Family Studies-focused financial literacy resources. These new resources align with the 2013 curriculum expectations revisions. These new resources embed a financial literacy focus into 7 select courses offered in the Family Studies discipline:
In addition to the series of guides above, the following guides by thesimpledollar.com are designed to provide students and parents with knowledge and tools necessary for instilling positive credit awareness and responsible financial habits. These guides are a perfect companion piece to the newly released financial literacy resources.
You can see the guides here:
ALL OF THE ABOVE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE (no membership is required to access them). Resources in each course include an instructional organizer, lesson plans, student handouts, teacher answer keys, powerpoint presentations, and if applicable, assessment and evaluation tools. Lesson plans only are also available in French. Click on the links above to access the resources.
All financial literacy resources are available for download and printable via livebinders.com.
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To all Family Studies and Home Economics Educators,
The Government of Canada recently unveiled some of the changes to nutrition facts tables and ingredient lists on food labels in Canada. Their new website summarizes these changes very succinctly.
To visit their website, go to: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/label-etiquetage/changes-modifications-eng.php
This week’s members-only resource is a fill-in-the-blank worksheet that can be used in any foods course taught in the Family Studies curriculum to cover the new and improved changes. It is meant to be used in partnership with the information presented on the website.
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