Money



The
Topic:
 

Money

Easier – Money is
the coins and paper bills that people use to buy
things.
 
Harder
Governments of a country mint and print different
coins and bills as forms of money. This money can
then be used to purchase goods and services.
 
Historically seashells, iron, gold, and silver
have all been used for money. Today checks are
often used. Anything of value that can be made in a
form for exchange can be used as money.
 
 
Department
of the Treasury
http://www.ustreas.gov
Learn about the U.S. money system, who controls
it, how money is made, and how the U.S. Treasury
works. Note:
This site is hard to access, keep trying. Or go
directly to these other sections:
2) http://www.ustreas.gov/education.html
This area is the Treasury educational links
page. It connects you to several different kids
sections.
 
Kid’s
Money
http://www.kidsmoney.org/topten.htm
Site lists the top-ten money principles for
kids, and includes resources,surveys, and links to
other money sites.
 
Moneyopolis
http://www.moneyopolis.com/
This place was designed for sixth to eighth
graders to develop their math and financial
planning skills.
 
Secrets
of Making Money
(Nova Online)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/moolah/
Learn and test your knowledge about the U.S.
dollar. Find a bogus bill in the counterfeit bill
game.
 
 

After exploring several of the money
sites below, complete one or more of the
following activities:
 
Improve Your Money Skills.
Visit Money
Flashcards
and practice adding up
different coins and bills.
 
Play a Money Game. Visit
Big
Money Adventure
and make a choice from
the following game levels: 

‘Rainbow Castle’ (age 2-6) –
Counting money
‘Storybook Adventure’ (age 6-10) –
Investing
‘Startraders’ (ages 10-adult) –
Pick stocks
Or visit Escape
From Knab
and take off on an adventure
to the strange and slimy planet of Knab
(ka-nab). Make the right money choices;
find out if you know enough about money
and investing to earn your way back
home.
 
Design and Create Your Own
Money
. Pretend that you are starting
up a new country and your job is to design
and make a new, unique money system. What
materials would you use; paper, plastic,
or what? What images and symbols would you
use? How would you prevent counterfeiting?
For additional help visit Counterfeit
Currency
.
 
Complete a Money Webquest. Take
your pick completing one or more of the
following webquests: 

1) Buehler WebQuest (Stockmarket,
Grade 9-12) http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/webquest/stockmkt/stocks.htm
2) Investing for the Future
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Lengel/index.htm
3) Learning about the Stock
Market
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Reiner/index.htm
4) Money, Money, Money (Currency
conversion)
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Bean/index.htm
5) Mutual Funds Making Your
Millions http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Lorchak/index.htm
6) Show Me the Money (Investing
money wisely) http://www.biopoint.com/WebQuests/DGN2/Welcome.html
7) Show Me the Money (Grade 12)
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/showmoney/#notes
8) You Can Buy Anything You Want!!
(Economics, high school) http://www.wallowa.k12.or.us/students/Page/EconomyWebquest.html
9) Your First Paycheck Has Finally
Arrived! Decisions.. (High School)
http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/cg2ucs.htm
 
Personal Earnings and Investment
Plan
. After visiting sites like
Kid’s
Consumer Corner
, Kid’s
Money
, and Moneyopolis,
put together a realistic plan of your
income and how you will spend and invest
for the next five years. Consider all
aspects such as your allowance, part-time
jobs, and all other sources of income.
Make good decisions for your spending,
savings, and investment. Save your plan.
Evaluate and revise your plan in 6
months.

 

Website By Kids For Kids
Kid’s
Consumer Corner
 
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3643/
Explore this 1998 ThinkQuest Junior
award-winning site. Learn how to save successfully,
pick out smart buys from the bad ones, and how to
earn money.
 
More Money Sites
Dollars
and Cents: Fundamental Facts About
Money
 
http://www.atl.frb.org/publica/brochure/fundfac/html/home.html
This website has basic information about U.S.
currency and coin; how they are made, their design
and features, how they are circulated, and how to
spot counterfeit bills.
 
History
of Money from Ancient Times to Present
Day
 
http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/llyfr.html
Here you can study the history of money. Site
includes a timeline and several essays.
Related Websites:
2) American Currency Exhibit http://www.frbsf.org/currency/index.html
3) Brief History of Our Nation’s Paper Money
http://www.frbsf.org/publications/federalreserve/annual/1995/history.html
 
Moneyopolis 
http://www.moneyopolis.com/
This place was designed for sixth to eighth
graders to develop their math and financial
planning skills.
 
Money
Theme
http://teachers.teach-nology.com/themes/math/money/
This website contains a number of different
types of money activities for kids.
 
Our
Money
at Woodrow Federal Reserve Bank of
Minneapolis 
http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/econed/curric/money.html
Here you can investigate the faces of U.S.
currency, counterfeit protection, new designs, and
the history of money.
 
United States
Mint
 
http://www.usmint.gov/
Find out what’s going on at the mint, where
coins are made. Visit H.I.P. Pocket Change
to learn about coin collecting, the history of
money, and play money games.
 
Universal
Currency Converter
 
http://www.xe.net/ucc/full.shtml
This site contains currency information for 180
currencies in over 250 geographical locations.
 
Which
Pennies Are Still in Circulation?
(Grade
2-4) 
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow3/jan99/coinproject/home.htm
In this activity, individuals or small groups
gather and analyze samples of 100 pennies that are
presently in circulation around the United
States.
 
Young
Investor
 
http://www.younginvestor.com
Here is a place to learn about money and maybe
even earn some too; pick a button, choose a guide,
and go to it!
 
Websites For Teachers
Bank
at School Lesson Plans
from the Illinois State
Treasuer’s Office 
http://state.il.us/treas/Education/BASplans.htm
This is a collection of ten lesson plans about
money and finance.
 
Change
for a Dollar?
 
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/293changedollar.html
Did you know that there are 293 different ways
to make change for a dollar? The answers are all on
this page. This is a fun (if somewhat time
consuming) exercise for counting money – – maybe as
a group problem solving assignment.
 
Currency
Exchange and the Gang of Fifteen
by Eric Enholm
(Grade 4-10) 
http://www.iupui.edu/~geni/currexch.html
One of the many challenges of traveling in
foreign countries is trying to determine how much
things actually cost in U.S. dollars, even though
we are using local currency.
 
Exact
Change Please
(Grade 2-3) at Electronic
Learning MarketPlace 
http://www.elm.maine.edu/assessments/change8/index.stm
A cash register, a drawer full of money, and
lots of empty food boxes engage second grade
learners in adding two-digit numbers and counting
money.
 
Fun
With Estimation
(Grade 3-5) by Mark
Whitener 
http://youth.net/cec/cecmath/cecmath.24.txt
Using empty packaging from the grocery store,
play this simulation game with your students to
sharpen estimation skills with or without decimal
numbers.
 
Goods
and Services
at YEA 
http://yea1.org/curriculum.html
This is a A lesson plan about spending money
that uses a game as a simulation; a game involving
how we spend our money. .
 
Money
Units
 
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/thematicunits/money.htm
Here is a number of lesson plans on money.
 
Multicultural
Money Systems
 
http://uresearchws-8.lse.okstate.edu/gradcoll/projects/eisenhower/cultures/aa/e_aa_math001.htm
The objective of this lesson is to compare
money systems with wampum, pieces of eight and
beads in Africa. 
 

penny
nickel
dime
quarter
half-dollar
currency
coinage
earnings
investing
monetary system
wage
savings
exchange
money
coin
paper money
dollar bill
silver dollar
Susan B. Anthony dollar
stock
mint
tax
currency conversion
coin collecting
‘moolah’
cash
‘pocket change’
money clip
wallet
purse
billfold
money belt
bank
banking account
safe
miser
budget
purchase
check
copper
gold
silver
printing
goods & services
buy
value
government
counterfeit

 

Created by
Annette
Lamb
and
Larry
Johnson
,
1/99
, % Updated, 4/00.
Updated by
Nancy
Smith
,
4/02

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