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Economics - Week Five

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12th Grade Economics

Week 5 May 4-May 8

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • explain where money comes from and its three functions. 
  • explain the drawbacks of the barter system. 

Lessons 

Lesson 1: Complete the IXL activity to learn how banks work OR the Newsela articles and complete the quiz for each. 
Lesson 2: Watch the video and summarize it in five sentences. 

IXL 
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F.1 Banks    

Newsela 
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Big Questions: Where does money come from? 

Lesson 3: Complete the activities in the assessments section. 
Lesson 4: Complete the Civic Action Project 
For extra practice, complete the Enrichment Activity 

Enrichment Activities 
Interview family members about whether they have every bartered for something and whether it was difficult.  Write down their experiences 

Independent Civic Action Project 
After reading this article design the front and back of a $1 bill with things important in the USA today. 
The American Dollar Bill Looks the Way It Does for a Reason 

Current Events 
Barter System Returns...: 

Assessments 
What are the three functions of money in your own words.  
What are strengths and drawbacks to the barter system? 

Vocabulary

Functions of money: Money has three primary functions. It is a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a store of value 
Barter: exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money. 

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