What is a Money Fair?
A Money Fair is a fun, inquiry-based project where students engage in financial literacy topics relevant to their age. Like a traditional science fair, middle years students choose a topic of interest, conduct guided research, and show off their learning when they are complete.
When using the Saskatchewan Financial Literacy curriculum, teachers may consider how this Talk With Our Kids About Money (TWOKAM) program can fit into their instruction as a potential summative project. The TWOKAM site features excellent resources including a Teacher’s Guide (also found below) and helpful videos. Scroll down on this page to find more resources to help students excel with this unique and engaging project.
There are many possibilities of how this program can be adapted to meet the unique needs of a class—a virtual event is now a possibility! In fact, TWOKAM hosted a Virtual Money Fair contest in the 2020/2021 school year. Please visit their site to see examples from the national finalists!
If you would like to implement a Money Fair with your middle years class, please fill out a contact form at the bottom of the page, and someone from the SIEC will be happy to help. Our team can assist with everything from initial planning to arranging community judges and prizes for your event.
Please check out TWOKAM as well as the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) for more excellent financial literacy programs.
These are the resources for this module
- Money Fair Checklist Sheet (78 KB)
- Money Fair Inquiry Project Organizer (97 KB)
- Money Fair Inquiry Question Bubble Form (56 KB)
- Money Fair Presentation (Peer Feedback) (23 KB)
- Money Fair Project Examples
- Money Fair Rubric (Teacher) (84 KB)
- Money Fair Wonder Questions (86 KB)
- TWOKAM Cross-Curricular Connections (207 KB)
- TWOKAM Money Fair Planning Guide 2019 with Judges Notes Chart (2 MB)
- TWOKAM Teacher guide ENGLISH short Nov 2018 (359 KB)
- Virtual Money Fair Guides