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Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer
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Students will learn that money is an invention. They will read and analyze an essay focusing primarily on one aspect of Ben Franklin's life his work as a printer and how he was an inventor and entrepreneur who also promoted the use of currency in the United States. Students will cite specific textual evidence regarding problems and solutions and will answer questions and complete a timeline. By using evidence and information gleaned from text, students will write a fictitious social media post defending the selection of Ben Franklin's portrait for the $100 note.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Finance
History
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Date Added:
09/11/2019
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money
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In this lesson, students hear a story about two little bears whose parents use several figures of speech relating to money. Students draw a picture of a bank and write a caption explaining their illustration. Students follow along with the story by listening for additional figures of speech and how they relate to the concepts of banks and interest. The students also construct a story map of an event in the story relating to why people choose to keep their money in banks.

Subject:
Economics
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Economic Lowdown Lessons
Author:
Erin A. Yetter
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Bitcoin: Digital signatures
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A high-level explanation of digital signature schemes, which are a fundamental building block in many cryptographic protocols. Created by Zulfikar Ramzan.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Zulfikar Ramzan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Bitcoin: Money or Financial Investment?
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While many people have heard of Bitcoin, far fewer understand it. In short, Bitcoin is a digital currency that allows transactions independent of the banking system. Lately, many people are buying Bitcoin purely as a financial investment, hoping it will appreciate. So which is it—currency or financial asset? Read more about it in the March 2018 issue of Page One Economics.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Finance
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Provider Set:
Page One Economics
Author:
Scott A. Wolla
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Bitcoin: Overview
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An introduction to the mechanics of bitcoins and an overview of how transactions take place. Created by Zulfikar Ramzan.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Zulfikar Ramzan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Bitcoin: Proof of work
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An explanation of cryptographic proof-of-work protocols, which are used in various cryptographic applications and in bitcoin mining. Created by Zulfikar Ramzan.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Zulfikar Ramzan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Bitcoin: Transaction block chains
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The mechanics of a bitcoin transaction block chain, which is a construct that is generated by bitcoin miners and functions as a global ledger for recording and validating bitcoins. Created by Zulfikar Ramzan.

Subject:
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Zulfikar Ramzan
Date Added:
07/27/2021