Lessons on Concept 'Money/Exchange' for K-5
I Have No Money; Will you Take Wampam?
Grades 3-5 / EconEdLink: Through the use of folk tales, history, and the students' own experiences, students will recognize the inter-relatedness of goods, services, money. They will locate information about barter as a means of trade, use folk tales as an historical instrument.
Grades 2-3 / St. Louis FR Bank: In this lesson, students listen to a story and answer questions about a family in Central or South America that barters to get the ingredients for chicken sancocho, a kind of stew. The students complete sentences that record the various trades carried out by the family to obtain all of the ingredients for the sancocho. They participate in a trading activity where they barter with each other to get the ingredients needed to make chicken sancocho and learn about the difficulties associated with barter. They use money in a second round of the trading activity to learn about money's advantages over barter.
Grades K / EcEdWeb: My Money teaches students at four levels (generally intended for elementary school grades with the possible exception of Part IV, which may be appropriate for middle school). Each part consists of lessons on money and exercises for evaluating the student's understanding of this information and other classroom discussions about money. Includes coin recognition.