Gaining cooperative experience

  • Age group:
    Students ages 6 to 10
  • When:
  • 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)


Students learn cooperative values and how they apply.

All the documents you need to carry out this activity are in the right-hand column under Useful links.