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What is Currency?
Students study the history of currency and the monetary system of historic Akan people, who lived on the Atlantic coast of Africa. This outstanding series of lessons is multi-disciplinary and contains many activities for different learning styles.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Currency Effect on Trade
Delve deeper into currency exchange theory using Sal's hypothetical global trade scenario involving the Chinese Yuan and the US dollar. He references goods manufactured and sold in the countries using supply and demand principles, explaining how a currency could appreciate and depreciate.
14 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
A Visit to the Mint
Emerging consumers recognize the types and denominations of U.S. currency. They listen to a guest speaker (if possible) and view a video. They create their own money using styrofoam and a toothpick for engraving. Consider creating a marketplace for them to use their created coins!
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Undercurrents Of Currency
Students investigate the currencies used by different countries, and explore the principles of currency trading by exchanging currencies at current market rates. They, in groups, access websites which give them current rates.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 6 Downloads
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.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
What can money tell us?
Students study the physical presence, imagery and written text on a reproduction of colonial currency. They apply their research to a modern day quarter to compare and contrast two coins. In addition, they design their own colonial American coin.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Banks, Credit & the Economy
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending, saving/investing, and the function of loaning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Opening a Hispanic Restaurant
There's a new restaurant in town! This fun, week-long plan requires small groups to create a new restaurant, design a menu, prepare a presentation, and prepare a meal. There's a lot to do, so provide your class with target vocabulary to include in their presentations.
11th - 12th Languages 19 Views 68 Downloads
Floating Exchange Resolving Trade Imbalance
In a hypothetical global trade scenario, Sal lays out an import and export relationship between the United States and China. Through supply and demand logic, he describes a situation where the US dollar would weaken and the Chinese Yuan would strengthen.
4 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
I Can Buy Anything I Want: Consumer Debt and Social Responsibility
A clear, comprehensive overview of consumer debt, credit, interest, international currency, and social responsibility, this 45-minute session falters in the application stage. You'll need to create a way for learners to demonstrate their understanding after discussing readings.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 25 Views 39 Downloads
Chapter 13: Money and Banking
Where does money come from? If your class can't answer this question (beyond "my parents"), this presentation will be a timely and appropriate way to teach them. Details about currency, money supply, and the banking system, help explain the concept of money and its purpose in society.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 46 Downloads
Colonial American Trade, Currency, and Economy: The instability of a colonial economy
Students view an image of Nathanial Hurd's "Table of Conversions." They will work in small groups to complete a worksheet. Students participate in a discussion about colonial Boston's economy. This lesson is a precursor to a visit to the "About Face" exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Cyber Currency, Currently
Students participate in online currency activities. In this currency lesson, students complete 6 activities which include online resources. They learn about bartering, monetary systems, foreign currency, stores, selling items, and finish with a KWL chart.
4th - 5th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Value of a Nation's Currency Goes Beyond Its Price
Sixth graders explore the connection between a nation's currency and its values by analyzing dollars, francs and euros. They discuss how the mottoes, designs, and portraits imprinted on currency are a reflection of heritage and cultural values.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Spanish Influence on United States Currency: The Origins of the "Dollar"
Sixth graders research the Spanish influence on early colonial America and the process of establishing the present U.S. currency. They read and discuss an informational handout in small groups, and take a short quiz. Students then examine different exchange rates, and convert the price of an item from U.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
The American Currency Exhibit
Examine the historical structure, the purposes, and functions of the United States monetary system. Your class engages in a scavenger hunt to compare U.S. currency notes from specific eras throughout U.S. history. They work to identify the key security features in the newly designed $10 note.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
International Currency Exchange
Students examine coins from around the world and write down their observations. As a class, they discuss the types of symbols used on the coins from different countries and locate the country on a map. To end the instructional activity, they calculate the exchange rates between two countires currency and draw the coins with colored pencils.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
Floating Exchange Effects on China
Now that we understand what the Chinese Government does to keep its currency artificially suppressed, Sal explores what might happen if they were to allow a free floating exchange against the dollar. He outlines the hypothetical ripple effect, starting with the strengthening of the Yuan and ending with the possible transfer for the manufacturing base to other developed countries such as India or Latin America.
3 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads