What is the Fed and what does it do? In this lesson, students learn the role of the Fed, or Federal Reserve, which is the central bank of the United States, in managing the economy and preventing financial crises through monetary policy. It covers the various ways the Federal Reserve regulates financial institutions, influences interest … Continue reading What is the Federal Reserve Lesson
History of Money Lessons
Welcome to our page on the history of money. We believe that understanding the origins and evolution of money is essential to building a strong foundation in financial literacy. Our resources are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the history of money, including the various forms and functions it has taken throughout human history. Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or financial educator, our collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and activities will equip you with the tools you need to teach these critical skills and empower students to appreciate the role that money has played in shaping human civilization. From bartering to cryptocurrencies, our materials will help students explore the fascinating world of money throughout the ages.
LESSON DESCRIPTION In this lesson, students participate in a puzzle activity to identify leadership characteristics that Abraham Lincoln possessed. They review the changes in the redesigned $5 note and consider how Lincoln’s leadership characteristics contribute to the fact that he is pictured on the $5 note. Students look at a timeline of Lincoln’s life and … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln and the Five Dollar Note
Learn about the New Deal and the election of FDR. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand some of the New Deal programs initiated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration to alleviate the effects of the Great Depression. Students will understand the lasting effects of the New Deal programs. Suggested Grade Level 5th – 8th Grade … Continue reading The Election of FDR and the New Deal
Learn about good times and bad times in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Teaching Objectives: Students will be to identify the automobile, movie and radio industries as indicative of prosperity in the U.S. in the 1920’s. Students will be able to name the first “talkie” and tell what year it was produced. … Continue reading Good Times and Hard Times in America
Students will learn about various gold rushes, including the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Teaching Objectives: Students will understand of the major events surrounding the California, Colorado, and Alaska Gold Rushes. Students will understand the impact of the Gold Rushes on western expansion in the U.S. Students will understand many important issues surrounding U.S. … Continue reading The Gold Rush – Impact and Expansion