FINANCIAL LITERACY - The Money Trail - Part 2 - The History of Money - presents a historical view from bartering to electronic money. Overseeing the production of U.S. Currency is the responsibility of the Treasury Department. The Secret Service is responsible for the prevention and investigation of counterfeiting of U.S. currency and U.S. treasury securities, and the investigation of major fraud. This unit introduces the new $100 bill issued in October, 2013, and provides a study guide with answer key for students to learn the latest high-tech anti-counterfeiting features in the new $100 bill.
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Are you required to offer financial literacy to your secondary students, but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for financial literacy activities that meet the National Standards for Financial Literacy? Do you want a plan of action and common sense activities that are applicable to financial literacy that students need to know for their financial future?
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The Money Trail Series supports the National Standards for Financial Literacy in the following: Earning Income, Buying Goods and Services, Saving Money, Using Credit, Investing, Protecting and Insuring.
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FINANCIAL LITERACY - FLIP OF THE DIE "`14-Day Budgeting Simulation."
This activity fits nicely with the FINANCIAL LITERACY - "The Money Trail" series. It is a hands-on computerized (EXCEL spreadsheet) unit that reinforces what students learn when they finish or during the "The Money Trail" Parts. Access to computers is essential when teaching this unit. An option could be to use this activity as a final project. "
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