The Evolution of Money
Students view a video on the nature of money. They discuss the many ways that money has changed and is changing due to the development of electronic communication.
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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
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Intersection Of Economic Systems - Euro Versus Dollar
Students investigate the concepts related to the economic system of the European Union by looking at the currency of the Euro in comparison to the American dollar. They compare and contrast the Federal Reserve, International Monetary...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Banking 18: Big Picture Discussion
Sal further ponders the meaning of wealth in this video, which explores the values of gold, land, and money. Touching on Adam's Smith's definition of wealth, the presentation discusses the philosophy of utility and what different media...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite your learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How the Federal Reserve Works, Part 1
What is money? Journey back in time to see different forms of money at different points in US history. From trading to the first gold coin to the US dollar, your class will see the evolution of money in early American years. This is part...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History