Appendix 2: Guidance for the Project Record

Potential project ideas are suggested at key points between the supporting lesson plans across each of the four strands:

Strand 1: Money Talks – what does it say about you?

  • Barter project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 1.10)
  • Attitudes to Money project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10)

Strand 2: Follow the Money

  • Budget project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9)

Strand 3: Taking Control of Your Money

  • Every Little Helps (Savings) project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 3.5, 3.7 and 3.11)
  • Board Game (Savings and Borrowings) project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.11)
  • Taking Control of Debt project (specifically supporting learning outcomes 3.8, 3.9, 3.10 and 3.11)

Strand 4: Keeping Yourself Covered

  • Good Practice Guidelines project (specifically supporting one of the following sets of learning outcomes: (1) 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.9; (2) 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.9; (3) 4.5 and 4.9; or (4) 4.7, 4.8 and 4.9). The project is relevant to:

(1) consumer rights in shops

(2) consumer rights online

(3) insurance

(4) protecting against scams

For more detail on each of these project ideas click here.

These project ideas are designed to assist in gathering evidence of students’ learning in relation to selected learning outcomes in the specific strand up to that point.  The project ideas are also designed to offer choice and to cater for a range of interests and abilities among students.

To allow for differentiation, some project ideas are more challenging than others, but all project ideas, and the subsequent record of projects should support meaningful learning.

The suggested project activities do not represent a definitive list.  Ideally, projects are agreed in consultation with students to ensure that they will be seen as being meaningful and relevant to them.

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