Planning for Life

Component: Getting & Earning Money | Grade Level: Grade 9-10

Learning Targets:

Targets for knowledge, skills, and behaviours below are possible targets. It is not expected that all will be covered by a single Teaching Unit. Teachers can select their learning targets using the Teaching Units provided (to the right), adaptations of these Teaching Units, or Units/Lesson Plans they develop on their own.


  • A balanced life means considering things other than money that are important
  • Compare life goals requiring money with others that do not
  • The components of a career plan
  • Occupations that are of personal interest
  • Education and training needed for occupations of interest
  • Estimate costs of post secondary education and training
  • Sources of funding assistance for post-secondary education
  • Factors affecting standard of living and quality of life
  • The risks of trying to “make a fast buck” or “get rich quick”


  • Set career goals and develop a career plan
  • Develop a sense of passion for what they like to do – and would like to do
  • Select post secondary education and training programs that align with their interests
  • Identify sources of funding to help with post secondary education and training
  • Find ways to assist others if they are able to do so


  • Align education, career, and work with their personal passion
  • Find ways to invest in themselves to improve their ability to achieve their goals
  • Live a balanced life considering both monetary and non-monetary goals and priorities
  • Consider careers that can contribute toward sustainability
  • Avoid gambling problems and addiction

Teaching Unit:

Planning for Life

Students need to think about their future. Considering their strengths and interests will help them to develop a career plan. Then they will be able to explore possible career choices that are suitable for them.

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