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The History of Moneyby Dana Meachen Rau
Synopses & Reviews
Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers introduce young readers to key concepts in the early elementary curriculum. The Money and Banks series uses simple text and clear photos to focus on fascinating aspects of finance- from the history of money to the importance of banks. Readers learn how to create a budget and what happens when they open a savings account. A math activity at the end of each book stresses the topic's real-world connection.
Discusses money's roots in the barter system, what people in the past used as currency, and what modern currency looks like.
This book looks at the story of money from the bartering systems of long ago to today's types of currency. Readers will be challenged to imagine a time when money wasn't used, and value was assessed through trade and bartering. Students will also enjoy activities that celebrate the narrative and new found facts.
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