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Lesson: The Changing Face of Money


No Funny Money, Honey....I Want the Real Thing!

Do you know what funny money is? It's NOT the real thing! Find out how our government tries to make our money hard to copy in this lesson about real and fake money.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 07/02/2003

Funny Money or Phony Money?

Money is what we use to show what goods or services are worth. When you do work, you are paid with money. When you sell something, the buyer gives you money. Sometimes it’s a lot of money and sometimes it’s just a little money. How much money you are given depends on how much what you are selling is worth. Some people try to make fake money. Making fake money is a crime called counterfeiting. Only one place in America makes money; it is called the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Grades: K-2
Published: 03/14/2008

Norman Rockwell's 'Curiosity Shop'

Students will look at a picture that Norman Rockwell painted about a Curiosity Shop. A little girl looks like she is about to purchase a doll. Her purse on her arm indicates that she might "exchange" money for the doll. This lesson teaches that trading goods and services with people for other goods and services or for money is called exchange.

Grades: K-2
Published: 02/21/2002

Related Publications

The following lessons come from the Council for Economic Education's library of publications. Clicking the publication title or image will take you to the Council for Economic Education Store for more detailed information.


Financial Fitness for Life: K-2 - Teacher Guide

This publication contains 16 stories that complement the K-2 Student Storybook. Specific to grades K-2 are a variety of activities, including making coins out of salt dough or cookie dough; a song that teaches students about opportunity cost and decisions; and a game in which students learn the importance of savings.

Grades: K-2
Published: 2010

18 out of 18 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Playful Economics

Designed primarily for elementary and middle school students, each of the 15 lessons in this guide introduces an economics concept through activities with modeling clay.

Grades: K-8
Published: 2011

17 out of 17 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Financial Fitness for Life: K-2 - Student Storybook

This publication contains 16 stories that complement the K-2 Teacher Resource Manual. Specific to grades K-2 are a variety of activities, including making coins out of salt dough or cookie dough; a song that teaches students about opportunity cost and decisions; and a game in which students learn the importance of savings.

Grades: K-2
Published: 2010

17 out of 17 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.