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Build a Bank Note

  • Citizenship
  • Elementary – Junior

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In this lesson, students will: 
• learn all about the design of Canadian bank notes, using the Canada 150 bank note—a special $10 note issued to celebrate 150 years of Confederation—as a guide; 
• brainstorm which symbols they think should represent Canada; 
• design their own bank note to illustrate what they feel best represents Canada at 150 years since Confederation; 
• compare their design with the Canada 150 bank note and think critically about the ways our country can be represented.

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