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Equipping young people with key financial knowledge now can help set them up with good money habits into adulthood. The activities on this page allow you to develop these skills in a variety of ways, whether you’re looking for something quick, something independent or a full length, curriculum-linked lesson plan:
How will these activities prepare your students for their financial futures?
These activities will introduce several types of fraud, helping young people to know if they might be being targeted themselves. If using the in-depth lesson plan, students will learn about insurance and how it can help protect us from risk. Additionally, the lesson plan is designed to help students reflect on how risky they are, weighing up different types of risk, as well as exploring a range of ways fraudsters can attempt to trick us in more detail.
(60 to 90 minutes)
This is lesson three of four focusing on Money Skills for young people aged 14-16.
Lesson learning outcomes
By the end of this activity students will be able to:
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LifeSkills has partnered with education charities The Talent Foundry and Business in the Community to create Online lessons that can be watched anywhere.
In this film students are taken through a few different scenarios, using them to teach them about a few common kinds of fraud. The film will also give them knowledge to more confidently recognise fraud. Use it in the classroom, where it can work as an icebreaker or standalone, or use it through a remote learning channel.
Combine these activities with further money skills lessons and activities for this age group, which look at Understanding and managing debt, Money and work and the Future of money. You can also incorporate fraud, risk and money skills in general as a focus in your students’ curriculum. Refer to our Content guide to find out how this LifeSkills lesson plan can be used in Maths and PSHE lessons.
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