Dollars and Sense
Students consider how the invention of money made it easier for people to exchange their goods and services. In this activity, selected from the unit, students use the historical context of early colonial
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
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...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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,...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Learners study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Learners complete a...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
International Currency Exchange
Learners 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 lesson, they calculate...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Show Me the Money - Saving and Investing
Here is a saving and investing lesson in which learners discuss saving vehicles. They discuss the 'Saving and Investing Products' worksheet. Pupils then complete the 'Comparing Savings and Investment Products' worksheet. They discuss...
7th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Careers in Travel: Working with Currency Exchange
Travel agent, airline, train, cruise ship employee, and more! Have pupils step into the shoes of a career in travel of their choice. Scholars gain knowledge of world currency and how to exchange it between countries through the help of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History