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TEACHING AND LEARNING MONEY HISTORY LESSON PLANS WORKSHEETS CURRENCY US HISTORY

 

 

 

 
Teaching and learning about the history of money.
 
 

THE HISTORY OF MONEY

 

Money did not always exist.  Prior to money, barter was how goods were exchanged, however, barter was not very efficient, as trading animals for other goods proved inconvenient.  Money acts as an intermediary market good, which may be exchanged for other goods.  Through history, money has taken many different forms, including scarce metals.  Today, the majority of money exchanged takes no physical form, and only exists as bytes and bits in a computer's memory.

 

See the following suggested links for learning about the history of money.  Then see our home page for lessons to learn money skills.

 

 

 

 


   

HISTORY LESSONS AND LESSON PLANS

 

 

The Great Depression

Students will understand the events preceding the Great Depression, and learn about "Black Tuesday", the stock market crash of 1929.

 

Images of Money and Wealth in American History

Students will understand images of money and wealth in American history.

 

The Gold Rush Impact and Expansion

Students will learn about various gold rushes, including the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes.

 

Good Times and Hard Times in America

Learn about good times and bad times in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

             
   

GENERAL MONEY HISTORY

 

 

PBS History of Money   By PBS.  Good site for kids.  Includes an interactive timeline.

A Brief History of Money  Includes presentation slide and time-line.

A Comparative Chronology of Money  Timeline of monetary history from ancient times to the present day.  A chronology and a collection of essays on various themes from a book on the history of money.

     

 

American History of Money - United States

A Brief History of Our Nation's Paper Money  History of money in the United States.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

U.S. Money History Timeline  Time line data from the US Treasury Department, Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

 

             

  History of Paper Money

US Paper Money Timeline  History of United States Paper Money.

 

 

 

   

 

             

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