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A World of Money

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 15:30
Grade Level: 7-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English

Who decides the prices you pay?

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. Travel around the world to learn the history of money, starting with bartering with animals, then the use of early coins in Greece and Rome. See where paper money was invented, and even learn how inflation is caused by the over-printing of paper money.

Subject Areas

Business / Family & Consumer Science


U.S. History / Government & Civics

World History / Geography



Middle East



Ancient civilizations

Barter & Trade

Economic History

Greek History


Roman history

The activities that come with the teacher's guide are very helpful for generating interest and discussions before the video is shown. Very good material.

Leavery Davidson
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
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
Taylorsville, NC

Excellent quiz and video questions. Students bacame immediately engaged and actively discussed video content.

Daniel Allison
Crestview, FL

This video is very good as an introductory film to money. I use it in my economics unit for both 7th and 8th grades, but feel that it could be very in high school economics classes as well.

Glendon Renfrow
Hartford, KY

What a fantastic intro to economics video. I used it to reinforce concepts this year but it will be one of my primary hook videos next year.

Grady Flanagan
Jasper, GA

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