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Students investigate currency and exchange rates. In the middle school mathematics instructional activity, students use ratio and proportion to convert from Australian currency to the U.S. dollar and vice verse. Students create their own currency and develop currency rates.
Eighth graders engage in the study of monetary currency while conducting research that focuses upon the time period of the Revolutionary War. The research is used to set the context for a class play. They pretend their is an auction and items are for sale in that time period of history.
Currency Exchange and the Gang of Fifteen
Students demonstrate the ability to comprehend and calculate currency exchange rates.
Images on Currency
Students recognize American leaders. In this American history lesson, students identify traits of good leaders. Students then research the leaders pictured on American currency.
Credit as Currency: Ancient World History
Students examine use and principles of currency as it relates to the establishment and continuation of credit and banking systems.
Students investigate the currency exchange rate. For this middle school mathematics lesson, student use proportions to exchange between the U.S. dollar and the euro. Students come up with a product they would like to buy and determine the cost in Euros.
Currency and Exchanges Rates
Seventh graders examine currency rates. In this exchange rate lesson, 7th graders visit selected websites to determine the exchange rates between specified currencies.
Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning of various symbols found on the US one-dollar bill. The kids then create imaginary currency that incorporates symbolism.
Money: Bucks, Banks, and Business
Put economics and currency exchange rates into a real-world application kids can understand. They'll compare bus fares from various cities around the world. Each child selects three international cities to research. They determine the cost of bus fare for each city and then use the current exchange rate to convert their fares into a US dollar amount. A great way to bring global economics into the classroom.
"In God We Trust": The Camden Man Who Put the Missing Motto on the Dollar Bill
Here is a fascintating lesson which relates how the motto "In God We Trust" came to appear on all US currency. It turns out that a man from Arkansas came up with the idea and petioned his congressman and President Eisenhower himself to make this idea into a law. It became one! Many of the letters written by this person appear in the lesson, which is a terrific example of the power of the written word. A great history and writing lesson!
Pardon Me. Do You Have Change For a Dollar?
Upper elementary and middle school learners explore currencies from a variety of countries. They use the Internet, video, and engage in hands-on activities. They practice converting U.S. currency to foreign currency and vice versa. This incredibly-thorough plan has worksheets, video, and resource links embedded in it. Fantastic!
Euro Cent Trick
Students investigate the positive and negative aspects of the currency switch to the euro in eleven European countries as of January 1, 1999. They research the previous currencies of the eleven countries and create posters illustrating their findings.
Marketplace: Let???s Go Euro!
Students calculate currency exchanges for various currencies including U.S. Dollars, Deutschmarks, and Euros. They describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a single currency within a group of several countries.
Making Sense of the World Economy
Students apply the economic principles of supply and demand, market economy, competition, unemployment rate, exports and imports and currency exchange rate to China's present economic success and Russia's economic strife.
Money Now, Long Ago, and Tomorrow
Fourth graders compare present time and long ago to New England banking. In this banking lesson, 4th graders go on a money scavenger hunt and identify the money found. Students find differences and similarities in currency. Students create their own money.
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What is the capital city of Saint Lucia? The Comorian Franc is the currency of what country? Geography buffs will love touring and testing their knowledge of famous, as well as lesser-known countries, currencies, and customs. Challenging and colorful.
Current Changes in Currency Design: Why A Newly Redesigned $50 Note?
Students examine United States currency with its new design. They discuss the reasons for the change. They also examine the impact this had on the economy as a whole.
The Euro- New Currency for The European Union
Students investigate the origin and use of the Euro as currency in the newly established European Union. The implications for the local and world economy are considered. Students calculate the value of the Euro in comparison to other currencies.
History of Currency
Students gain an understanding of currency or the type of money exchange. They explain the different types of currency in the U.S. and how they originated. They share any foreign currency that they may have with their group.
Pioneer Currency in Utah: Have you got change for a 5?
Students explore the need for money in a society and the artificial value of coin and paper currencies. They design their own coin and paper currency.