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Bank notes: Resources for schools

This section features materials and classroom resources to help students learn about Canadian bank notes.

  • Students: Whether you’re working on a school project about polymer bank notes or looking to add a skill to your resumé for that part-time job as a cashier, the Bank can help make it happen.
  • Teachers: We’re thinking of you, too. The Fraud Prevention Kit on bank note counterfeiting and identity crime is our innovative educational resource for high schools. Designed by teachers for teachers, this kit is adapted to provincial curricula. Learning outcomes include essential skills such as communication, problem solving, responsibility and job readiness.

Fraud Prevention Kit

Students in grades 9 to 12 will learn how to prevent losses due to bank note counterfeiting and identity crime. The kit includes a teacher’s manual, worksheets, Fighting Fraud on the Front Lines DVD, and much more.

To get the complete contents of the Fraud Prevention Kit, download the following 11 documents:

If you’d rather order a copy, see the form below.

    Classroom resources to download

    Brochure – Vertical $10

    Basic information on the design and security features of the vertical $10 bank note

    Build a Bank Note Lesson Plan: Exploring Canada’s history, land and culture through money

    A resource designed with teachers for teachers of grades 4 to 8 Social Science, Geography, History and Media Studies. Each module can be completed on its own or in sequence.

    Canada 150 Bank Note Learning Activities

    Activities suitable for children ages 7 and up to learn about the Canada 150 bank note. These can be used in the classroom or on your own.

    Canada 150 Bank Note Design Fact Sheet

    A summary of the design elements on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.

    Canada 150 Bank Note Security Features Fact Sheet

    A summary of the security features on the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.

    Student resources to download or order

    Frontiers Series Leaflet

    Basic information on the security features of polymer bank notes.

    Canadian Journey Series Leaflet

    Basic information on the security features in the Canadian Journey series bank notes.

    Frontiers Series Security Features Poster

    This is a quick reference for students (size: 12 x 18) showing the security features in Canada’s Frontiers series bank notes.

    Frontiers Series Fact Sheets

    A summary of key information about the Frontiers series polymer bank notes rolled into one handy document.

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