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Lesson: I Have No Money, Would You Take Wampum?


Pennies Make Cents

Students will review the history of trade before money and will investigate the history of money. Students will locate information about the first coin authorized by the United States and will learn about the penny.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 12/24/1999

Bill, Are You Bogus?

In a barter system, people have to trade goods and services for other goods and services. In an economy that produces millions of goods and services, barter is very difficult. Think of all the stuff (goods and services) you have.

Grades: 6-8
Published: 12/21/1999

Old Business, New Business

In this lesson students are introduced to several businesses from the past. They see that, while the names for these businesses are different, many of the elements of that job are seen in occupations today. The web site, "Business Cards..." explains that many of our family names may have come the occupations of preceding generations. The activity at the end of this lesson allows children to create a paper object to symbolize the name of the job described. Ultimately, students may wish to investigate the origins of their own surnames and family businesses from long ago.  

Grades: 3-5
Published: 12/17/1999

Related Publications

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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide helps teachers introduce their students to economics using popular children's stories.

Grades: 3-5
Published: 2006

7 out of 29 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Choices and Changes: In Life, School, and Work - Grades 5-6 - Teacher's Resource Manual

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Choices and Changes, Grades 5-6. The Choices and Changes series is designed to help students understand how the U.S. economy works and their roles in the economy as consumers, savers and workers.

Grades: 5-6
Published: 2001

4 out of 15 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

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