Money

Greenbacks, cash, benjamins, shecks. Call it what you will, everyone wants more money! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will introduce you to the world of moolah! For starters, you’ll find out about why people need it, including what it does and doesn’t do. You’ll also learn about money’s origins — when it came about and what people did before it ever existed! Plus, discover why paper money was invented, and why those little pieces in your wallet are worth so much. If only money did grow on trees!
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Small Business and Budgets Lesson Plan: Ice Cream Truck Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore the importance of budgets when running a small business. Students will  apply a variety of math skills (including multiplication and division) as they attempt to maximize profits, cut expenses, and maintain customer satisfaction in a simulated ice cream truck. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Federal Funds and Economics Lesson Plan: The Fed Chairman Game

In this Federal Funds lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an economic simulation to explore the influence of the Fed on the United State's economy. See more »

Making Sense with Cents Lesson Plan: Understanding the Value of Coins

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Students will identify and state the value of coins and apply their skills to real-world scenarios. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Ayiti Game and The Effects of Poverty Lesson Plan

This lesson, appropriate for grades 6-12, will give students an opportunity to explore the effects of poverty and lack of education through an interactive game. Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a web-based, role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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