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The History of Money

Created By: Ken Kleber, Centennial High School (Champaign, IL)
Duration: Two Weeks
Grade Level: 11th-12th
Content Area: Economics
When Taught: Early in the Semester


Students will look at early forms of money around the world. They will then look more closely at the United States' monetary system. Colonial money, U.S. currency, and Confederate money will be discussed. Counterfeiting and business transactions will be studied.

Items to add to database:

Currency (obverse and reverse), Coins (obverse and reverse), information on the plot to steal Lincoln's corpse, counterfeit guides, other relevant material