Who Is On Our Money?

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Multimedia Details Title: Who Is On Our Money?
Creator: Jerry Strickland
Submitted By: Jerry Strickland, Birmingham City Board Of Education, Birmingham City

Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools


Whose picture is that on our money?  It's an important (although trivial) part of our everyday lives.  Someone at sometime in our history decided these people should be on our currency.  The medium which we use to function on a day to day basis.  If they felt that way, we should at least know the names of our forebearers.  This podcast is just a fun way of identifying the faces on the most common pieces of currency, and some not so common.

Length: 02:14
Content Areas: Social Studies
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

National/Other Standards:

Money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest, and compare the value of goods and services.

At the completion of Grade 4, students should know the Grade 4 benchmarks for this standard:

Money is anything widely accepted as final payment for goods and services.
Money makes trading easier by replacing barter with transactions involving currency, coins, or checks.
People consume goods and services, not money; money is useful primarily because it can be used to buy goods and services.
Producers use natural resources, human resources, and capital goods, (not money) to make goods and services.
Most countries create their own currency for use as money.