GRADE 11

PHILOSOPHY TEXT

 

TECHNOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

 

2013 CURRICULUM SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

The following documents are designed to assist teachers with the implementation of the new philosophy curriculum in their classrooms. Please note that these documents are intended to provide an overview of the curriculum revisions, and that teachers are required to refer to the curriculum documents for program planning.

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Acting on a report prepared by the Ontario Working Group on Financial Literacy, the Ministry of Education has mandated that all subject disciplines incorporate relevant financial literacy materials in their classroom curricula.

The Working Group’s vision statement: “Ontario students will have the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for managing their personal financial well-being with confidence, competence, and a compassionate awareness of the world around them.”

This requirement can be fulfilled with a lesson, a project or an activity that formalizes some aspect of the practices and implications of money management.

The acquisition and use of private, corporate and public wealth has far-reaching ethical implications. OPTA feels strongly that our students should examine some of the issues in the ethics of consumerism. To that end, we have provided the following materials. They can be used as is, or modified as you see fit, for instance, to accommodate the needs and interests of grade 11 students.

The Ministry documents related to financial literacy are available at www.edu.gov.on.ca Type ‘financial literacy’ into the search field.