Library Digital Content Access

The History of Money (Lesson 1)

Created By: Ken Kleber, Centennial High School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 11th-12th
Content Area: Economics
Database Integration: Students will browse the collection for photos of early paper money and coins.


computer with Internet access, Microsoft PowerPoint, class notebook


  1. Students will review notes on the history of money.
  2. Students will search the TDC database for currency and coins.
  3. Students will then use the Internet to supplement and better explain the images discovered in the database.
  4. Information will be presented to the class in a PowerPoint presentation.


PowerPoint presentation will be graded based on use and explanation of resources.