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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
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
International Trade and Exchange
Your class members will begin this great lesson on the interests of international free trade and exchange by participating in an exciting hands-on simulation. They will then proceed to read a comic book on the topic and complete guided reading questions, and conclude by reviewing an interview on globalization with an op-ed writer from the New York Times.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 70 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Free Silver Movement and Inflation
Why are US dollars no longer backed by gold and silver? What is our medium of exchange, and what would it be like to live in a barter economy? Learners consider these questions, as well as learn about the major historical events in the evolution of American currency.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Barter & Money
You want five pigs, but you only have four bails of hay. How will you manage to get your want? A great simulation begins this lesson into why the use of money has replaced the process of bartering. Then, after indulging in a comic book on "The Story of Money," your class members will complete questions to determine the three functions of money.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring European Countries
Your class members will each explore a European country of their choice and report back to the class using a creative PowerPoint or Prezi. They will not only include a basic introduction to the country, but also what they discovered about the country's culture, customs, people, and major landmarks.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Money and Inﬂation: A Functional Relationship
What is the difference between money and bartering, and how is money valued when considering inflation? Delve into the correlation between these fundamental components of economics with this detailed resource, which consists of reading materials, a worksheet, and great ideas for extension lessons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 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 16 Views 65 Downloads
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 20 Views 37 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
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
Currency and Exchange Rates
Fifth graders share the book, "The Story of Money" and discuss the uses of money, bartering, trade and the history of money. Students discuss various ways of spending: cash, check, debit/credit cards and review the check writing process. Students complete a worksheet titled, "A Closer Look at Currencies," and work in a small group to determine exchange rates.
5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 25 Downloads
Banking on Debit Cards
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a credit card versus a debit card? What are the costs of using a debit card irresponsibly? Here you'll find a lesson on key concepts that every learner should know regarding personal finance and banking.
10th - 12th Math 36 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 26 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A World of Money
Students explore the traditions related to the creation of national currencies. The role currency plays in shaping a national or regional identity and the influences that the designers of world currency exert are examined in this lesson.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Students identify and interpret the relationships between various components of currency, discusses the uses of money, and provides advanced lessons on making change. They also identify the various ways that money is used and how to use it and give change using addition and subtraction and the value of coins.
4th - 6th Math 14 Views 28 Downloads