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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 plan.
Exchange Rates and Exchange: How Money Affects Trade
Explore exchange rates and how to use them. You will find a full lesson, complete with worksheets, resource links, and activities all focused on providing learners with experience in global commerce and currency exchange.
Money Moves: Activity 2 Creating Narrative Composition
Students prepare a speech from the point of view of a piece of currency. For this writing and speech lesson, students imagine themselves a piece of currency. They write a brief description of their owner. Papers are passed around the room, with each person adding another description. After six passes, the papers are returned to the original owner who prepares an oral presentation from the point of view of the currency.
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.
Show Me the Money
Young scholars investigate the history of paper currency in the United States and consider anti-counterfeit strategies that are used by making their own paper.
Foreign Exchange - Enrichment 7.5
Pupils review the table with currencies equivalents for the American dollar from the following countries: Australia, Great Britain, China, Canada, India, Japan, Kenya, and Mexico. They then answer the three questions using the currency conversion table and dividing the exchange rates to find the original prices in US dollars.
Evolution of Mediums of Exchange
Fifth graders investigate currencies of the 17th and 18th century English colonists. In this currency activity, 5th graders make connections between unit of account and the medium of exchange. Students create their own money using images from their school.
Money: Count Pennies, Save a Dollar
Students determine how to make the largest sum of money using the least amount of coins. In this mixed currency lesson, students listen to a reading of If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz before participating in money counting activities and completing worksheets.
Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion?
Divide your class into groups to study the validity of online sources. One group looks at the authority and accuracy of four listed web sites, another group looks at advocacy and objectivity, and the third group looks at currency and coverage. Each group comes up with questions that can be discussed afterward as a class.
Let's Go To Mexico
Students are able to use the Internet to conduct research. They research Mexican culture and traditions. Students compare and contrast Mexican and U.S. food and clothing. They convert United States currency to Mexican pesos. Students create a travel brochure about Mexico and present an oral report from gathered research.
Cyber Currency, Currently
Students explore the value of currency and how to save and earn interest. In a key instructional activity, kids even get to purchase items in their classroom's general store. It's a fun way to learn the importance of being financially literate!
Students use the World Wide Web to research and convert US dollars to foreign currency and create a budget for a trip.
In this math and social studies worksheet, students are given a list of currency names. Next to the currency name is the name of the country that uses that currency. Students unscramble the country names, and complete the chart.
Currencies of the world -1
In this currencies instructional activity, students match the currency to the correct country. Students match 15 currencies to 15 countries that match them.
Proportions and Currency
Young scholars convert between ratio and percents. In this algebra lesson, students calculate the exchange rate of different currency. They use ratio and proportion as they compare the rate of the US dollars to that of other countries.
Country Currency Types, G
In this math activity, students connect eight countries (all beginning with the letter G) with the name of their currency. Students connect the countries and their currencies to the correct abbreviation. Students identify the abbreviation for their country.
Unscramble the Countries (Foreign Currency)
In this social studies worksheet, students examine the names of 10 foreign currencies and a scrambled country name next to each. Students unscramble the name of each country that uses the given currency.
In this currency worksheet, students circle the currency for twenty-six world countries on a currency crossword puzzle. Students share their answers with their classmates.
Which Country for Which Currency?
In this social studies activity, students read 10 names of foreign currency next to scrambled names of countries. Students write the correct name of the country next to its currency.
Currencies of the World
In this world currency review worksheet, students examine the 15 listed currencies in the answer bank and then match them to the appropriate countries.