Friday, February 13, 2009

Colonial Money...Cool Lesson

Thanks to Sheri over at Shades of Pink, I found a great lesson on Colonial money from Smithsonian Source. R8 and E10 did a great job of sorting through the paper money and drawing some conclusions from what they saw.

They were able to notice whether the money was made by colonies or states and to put them in chronological order. It was pretty interesting to learn that paper money is an American thing when before that coins were used to represent the value in gold or silver. Also, money could tell whether a colony was loyal to the king or had independent thinking.