Grade 6-8, 9-12
What Was a Dollar Worth?
Time: 20 mins,
Updated: January 25 2022,
Author: Council for Economic Education
Students will be able to:
- Determine how inflation changes the value of money over time.
In this personal finance activity, students will examine changes in the value of money over time.
This is an individual activity where students examine changes in the value of a dollar over a period of time. Students will complete the activity in one of the following formats: Quizizz Activity, What Was $100 Worth Worksheet, or the ReadyAssessments Activity. Use the What Was $100 Worth Answer Key to facilitate student work in real time. To complete this activity, students should follow the directions below:
- Go to the website What Was $100 Worth in the Decade You Were Born. Read the article.
- Use the information in the article to answer the questions in one of these formats: Quizizz Activity, What Was $100 Worth Worksheet, or ReadyAssessments Activity.
Subjects:Economics,Personal Finance,Social Studies
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Key Concepts: Consumer Price Index (CPI), Inflation
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