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Students learn the history of money.

 

 

IMAGES OF MONEY AND WEALTH
IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Objectives:

  • Students will know the definition of an image.
  • Students will understand the use of historical images and representations.
  • Students will analyze the effects of images and representations in historical and modern times.


Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade

 

 

MONEY AND WEALTH LESSON PLAN

 

Teaching Materials

  • Lesson - Images of Money and Wealth in American History (see below for printable lesson and related activities)

 

Related Standards (McREL’s Standards Compendium):

  1. Historical Understanding Standard 1: Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns
  2. Historical Understanding Standard 1: Understands the historical perspective

Overview of Lesson:
1.  Students learn to define an image and read the list of images of wealth from American history.
2.  Students discuss these images using the questions below.
3.  Students write a reflection.

Time Needed for Lesson: 1 class period

Image: the representation or embodiment of an idea, concept, time period, or object; the representation suggests certain feelings or impressions of the thing it embodies.

Questions for class discussion

  1. How do the images and references provided here suggest certain feelings or impressions?
  2. Do these images accurately represent the things they are describing or are they exaggerated in some cases?
  3. What images of money and wealth exist today?  Possible answers: Bill Gates, shows like How to be Millionaire, the lottery, Paris Hilton, Queen Elizabeth, expensive vacations, expensive cars, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
  4. In what ways are these images helpful?  Are they hurtful in any way?

Question for Writing and Reflection: How are images of wealth and money used in modern advertising to persuade people to buy products?

 

 

 

 

Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets

Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 

IMAGES OF MONEY AND WEALTH LESSON

Images of Money and Wealth Lesson

Student history lesson printable worksheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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