Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Caitlyn Calgary, Alberta

Fair address: Calgary Regional Heritage School Fair

Project: Canadian Currency

My project is about our proud countries currency. I will talk all about the new bills and coins along with the old bills. Hope you enjoy!!!

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

An important lesson I have learned that I would like to share with my fellow Canadians is that our money is not just about BUYING. When you usually think of money, you think of BUYING and thats it. But, money is not just more then a piece of paper you use to buy, it has history and stories to share. My message to my fellow Canadians is to really think hard and appreciate it for not just its value or look, but for it past.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The most interesting thing I learned about in my project was the old currency. From the design to the history, its just amazing how cool they are. Every bill has its own story to share with the world and I, personally, suggest that you go and learn these stories to share with others.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In my project, I would compare and relate to the Government of Canada back then. The old bills were found to cost lots if money, which made the government pay. If they had not have changed the material to cost less, now, the government might nit have had even money to pay the people. Hence my parents may not have got payed and me and my family not having some essentials for life including food, electricity and water.

  • Ms Cross

    Great work Caitlyn! You have made some very interesting discoveries about Canadian money that contribute to your Canadian identity. Good luck in the competition!
    28/06/2017 1:00:53 PM

  • Aiken Family

    Great work. Good luck.
    26/06/2017 10:51:30 PM

  • The galecks

    Awesome work caitlyn
    16/06/2017 8:46:17 AM

  • Laura

    Good job!
    15/06/2017 11:49:06 PM

  • The Patricks

    Very impressive and informative presentation Caitlyn.
    15/06/2017 8:33:31 PM

  • Warren Grein

    Good luck
    15/06/2017 4:15:05 PM

  • Joyce Kostesky

    Good Luck Caitlyn
    15/06/2017 2:04:49 PM

  • Teressa

    Awesome presentation
    15/06/2017 12:11:20 PM

  • Becky Mayhew-Lear

    Good luck!!!
    15/06/2017 11:58:46 AM

  • Karen Wade

    Good luck Caitlyn!
    15/06/2017 9:16:02 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.