Thursday, April 1, 2010

Learn the value of a dollar around tax time!

The design your own bill interactive is a fun creative/interactive activity from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, maybe useful for April 15! Kids can make their own currency complete with "president" and all the aspects of a bill.

Language Lens:

  • Use this activity with other resources to build background knowledge around economic concepts such as money and taxes.
  • Kids' creations can be compared to images of actual currency for comparing/contrasting and further schema development, as well as addressing mathematics standards around money.
  • Their final creation would be a good context for a writing activity, such as a description of the bill or perhaps a more imaginative assignment: what did you do to end up being honored with your own currency (targeting sequence of events).

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