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, students choose a topic of interest, conduct guided research, and show off their learning when they are complete. This project can be adapted to meet the unique needs of a class. Connections to PAA Financial Literacy curriculum modules are clear, and cross-curricular connections are possible too (scroll to access document below).
To implement a Money Fair with your 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
- meeting with classes to get the project started (virtual or in person)
- arranging community judges (if doing an in-person Money Fair)
- and organizing prizes for your event.
From 2020-2022, classes and individual students participated in a Talk With Our Kids About Money Virtual Money Fair contest. In 2022, Jayne, a Grade 8 student from Saskatoon, won second place in a national competition! If your students will be creating digital projects, check out Jayne’s project and bookmark this page for exemplars for students. Learn more about Jayne’s work and the SaskMoney program in this CBC Radio interview.
These are the resources for this module
- 1 Money Fair Teacher Checklists (113 KB)
- 2 Money Fair Topic Starters (175 KB)
- 3 Money Fair Wonder Questions (86 KB)
- 4 Money Fair Inquiry Question Bubble Form (56 KB)
- 5 Money Fair Inquiry Project Organizer (97 KB)
- 6 Money Fair Student Reflection (156 KB)
- Cross-Curricular Connections (218 KB)
- Money Fair Judge Rubric 2022 (139 KB)
- Money Fair Presentation (Peer Feedback) (23 KB)
- Money Fair Project Examples
- Money Fair Results Spreadsheet (13 KB)
- Money Fair Rubric (Teacher) (84 KB)