This PPT, created by Reid Frederickson, describes the evolution of money around the world to the form we use today in the United States.
It starts with the earliest form of exchange: bartering. It then shows the progression, from using various commodities, such as cowrie shells in China, tally sticks in England, stones in the Pacific islands, to today's use of paper currency and electronic forms of exchange in the United States and around the world.
There are 26 slides with pictures, descriptions and examples of money usage and how and why they developed.
This PPT presentation is suitable for 4th through adult education and can be used to provide a brief introduction and overview of currency use, its history and development.