Studying the history of money

  • Age group:
    Students ages 8 and 9
  • When:
    March and April
  • Time required:
    6 hours and 30 minutes

Financial and cooperative skills

  • Understanding the history of money
  • Understanding member roles and relationships


Students reinforce their new knowledge with a visit to a museum where they can learn more about the history of money.


  • Time required:
    A half-day
  1. Visit the Société historique Alphonse-Desjardins with students to learn more about the economic context of the 1900s and about the needs behind the birth of financial cooperatives in Quebec.
  2. Educational activities for all cycles of elementary school as well as a visit to Maison Alphonse-Desjardins are free of charge. To contact the Société historique, fill out the Contact us form.

    Be sure to mention that you did the Studying the history of money activity and guides will make sure to use your student projects during the visit.