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Social Studies

Hmmm....Money! What It Is, ......and What It's Not?

Join in this journey as we look at "how to use money responsibly" by looking at money's history, how it "was and is" used, think about some of the questions that come up while handling a variety of "money spending/saving" circumstances.
Ms. Melba
80 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

1)  Students will be able to make relevant connections to money, and see how it is not stationary, but changes over time.  
2)  Children benefit from having key pieces of information or "financial responsibility" regarding money.
Shaping experiences that help children to find their true voice, ideas or opinions can be achieved through presenting authentic situational thinking that allows for “looking within” about what matters.

I taught primary grades at the Crescent Heights Blvd. Elementary Language Arts and Social Justice Magnet School for 17 years.  I received a fellowship to study at the Ahimsa Institute, Cal Poly University, Pomona.  The theme was 'Gandhi, Sustainability, and Happiness".  I also implemented a "Season for Non-Violence" celebrating the contributions of Ghandi and Martin Luther King, 
The homework assignment is optional.  One of the ways we engage with money is that we can save it!  For homework, you may practice "saving" your money "at home".  

Instructions (See example of the sheet completed during class.):
You will need a pencil, lined paper, and a coin you wish to start saving with.  Pennies may be scarce, so if they are at your home, choose another coin. 
1.  Write your name and date at the top of the page.*  
2.  Under your name, write the coin you will be saving.  
3.  Number your paper from beginning with 1.  Add the remaining numbers on the day following .  
     ***Do not pre-number you page.  Can anyone guess why? ___________________________________________________  
4.  Next to each number draw/trace the first coin.  
5.  Beginning with coin #2, double the number of coins by tracing them and writing the value on each coin.  
6.  For each of the remaining days, double the coins
7.  Complete each day until you reach day 30  
*Students may begin the process of saving money for 1 month on the 1st day of class.
8.  Total all of the days = Total savings in 30 days
Pencil, lined paper 8-1/2" x 11", Play Money bills, coin(s) to trace, colored pencils 2 large paper clips
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Book:  What is Money? by Etan Boritzer* - Illustrated by Jennifer West  (*Used with permission.)  
Autographed copies of the book are available with purchase.  In my opinion, it is a collector's item.


Ms. MelbaFormer Elementary Teacher
80 total reviews
182 completed classes

About Me

Teaching health and wellness, vocabulary, and creative math are high on my agenda. I taught elementary level students at one of the first charter schools in Los Angeles for three years, and at an inner-city social justice magnet school for... 
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