Can there really ever be Too Much Money? Yes! When governments keep printing money without backing, reducing the purchasing power of your money; when the price of almost everything goes up, it’s because government has inflated the money supply. That’s inflation. At its most extreme, inflation can destroy economies, leaving money practically worthless. It happened in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries, in 1777 during the American Revolution, in Germany after WW I, and in Bolivia in 1985. When and where might it happen next?
Too Much Money covers numerous Common Core Curriculum standards across several subject areas including ELL, Media/Technology, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Grades 7-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
I loved the way the lesson was laid out and how you had handouts for me to give my students. While my students are high school aged, they are intellectually disabled. The video kept them engaged, and the supplementary material helped me to bring home the point of what inflation is. We did not get into the philosophical discussion of what is too much money, but think that could be a great discussion for higher level students.
Russell Patterson Social Studies - 9,10,11,12 / Special Education - 9,10,11,12 C. Leon King Senior High, Tampa, FL
The video created great conversation and the students really become engaged with the video.
Ajit Poore English/Lang. Arts - 10 Dinuba High School, Dinuba, CA
This is a great way to explain a very complicated topic (inflation). My 6th and 7th graders really seemed to "get it" with the help of the viewing guide and DVD
Lori McEntee Economics - 6,7 Bunker Hill Middle School, Turnersville, NJ
This is an excellent video. I have special needs behavior students who has no desire to learn, but they find this interesting in learning because it provide discussions beyond their World History book.
Cassandra Richards Social Studies - 9,10,11,12 Ridge Community High School, Davenport, FL