Gaining cooperative experience

  • Age group:
    Students ages 6 to 10
  • When:
    October
  • Time required:
    1 week or more,
    depending on project

Area of learning:

  • Citizenship and community life

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Understanding complementary strengths of different team members (ages 8 and 9)
  • Differentiating cooperative values (ages 10 and 11)
  • Recognizing local cooperatives (ages 6 and 7)
  • Understanding the role of members in a cooperative (ages 8 to 11)
  • Defining cooperatives and recognizing different types (ages 10 and 11)

Competencies

For students ages 6 to 11

Students learn about cooperative values, cooperatives in their community and set up their own cooperative project.

Affected disciplinary competencies

Disciplines
  • Mathematics
  • English

Non-disciplinary skills

  • Using information
  • Putting creative thinking into practice
  • Developing effective working methods