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A World of Money

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

When was a man "worth his salt?"

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

Economics

U.S. History / Government & Civics

World History / Geography

Topics

Ancient civilizations

Economic History

Greek history

Money and inflation

Roman history

Trade

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
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

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
Social Studies - 7,8
Ohio County Middle School, 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
Economics - 11,12
Pickens County High School, Jasper, GA

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