Throughout history, money has taken many forms -- sea shells, sheep, silver, gold, and, believe it or not, salt! Today we use coins, paper and credit cards as money. A World of Money takes us around the world to document the history of money, from bartering with animals to coins in the Greek and Roman Empires, to the invention of paper money in China, and inflation caused by the excessive printing of paper money.
A World of Money covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELL, Language Arts, Media/Technology, and Social Studies for Grades 7-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district is using, use our Standards Alignment tool.
The activities that come witht he teacher's guide are very helpful for generating interest and discussions before the video is shown. Very good material.
Leavery Davidson Social Studies - 9,10,11,12 Houston Community College-adult High School, Houston, TX
The DVD "A World of Money" helped introduce specific state standards relating to economics in the ancient world. It conveyed concepts in an upbeat modern way keeping my students' attention from beginning to end. I'm anxious to use it with the Common Core Standards in the future.
James Hazelton English/Lang. Arts - 7 / Social Studies - 6 Millikan Middle School, Canoga Park, CA
Students really enjoyed this movie. It was presented in a way that they could understand and had some humor in it also.
Sandy Roten Business/Voc/Tech - 8 West Alexander Middle School, Taylorsville, NC
Excellent quiz and video questions. Students bacame immediately engaged and actively discussed video content.
Daniel Allison Social Studies - 11 Crestview High School, Crestview, FL