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Differentiating paid work from unpaid work

  • Age group:
    Students ages 8 and 9
  • When:
    April and May
  • Time required:
    5 hours and 26 minutes

Area of learning:

  • Citizenship and community life

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Differentiating paid work from unpaid work
  • Understanding that money is earned by working


For students ages 8 to 9

Students learn to differentiate paid work from unpaid work. They develop their point of view on paying kids for household chores and participate in a class debate to defend their views.

Disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
Ethics and religious culture Practicing dialogue
  • Respecting conditions favourable to dialogue
    • Respecting rules
    • Expressing your ideas
    • Respecting other people’s right to speak
    • Listening attentively to understand other people’s ideas
  • Using syntheses to coherently summarize the subject.

Affected disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies
English Writing a variety of genres

Non-disciplinary competencies

Using critical judgment