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Trusting Others: Money
Eighth graders examine the role of trust when dealing with the use of money. They discover the history of money and how it was developed. They also examine how money is valued and ensured.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Five-Dollar Note
Students study Presidential history by researching Abraham Lincoln. For this U.S. history lesson, students discuss the changes in the 5 dollar bill and create a timeline of Abraham Lincoln's life. Students complete a puzzle activity...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
"In God We Trust": The Camden Man Who Put the Missing Motto on the Dollar Bill
Here is a fascintating lesson which relates how the motto "In God We Trust" came to appear on all US currency. It turns out that a man from Arkansas came up with the idea and petioned his congressman and President Eisenhower himself to...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Can We Learn about India from a Ten Rupee Bank Note?
The class finds and cites evidence showing India's unity in diversity and work to recognize some of the complex interactions of a civilized community. They read to understand how geography, history, politics, economics, beliefs, and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History