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Unit Plan Template

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Unit Author

First and Last Name Erika Holland, Brandon Hinton, and Bekir Olcay Akce
Authors E-mail Address,,
Course Name(s) Technology
Course Number(s) 4507
Course Section(s) 001
Instructor(s) Name(s) Debbie Heroman

Unit Overview
Unit Plan Title Money Matter
Curriculum-Framing Questions
With this until plan we want students to be comfortable with
Goals identifying American currency, using American currency, an
recognizing currency from other countries.
Content Questions
Unit Summary

Subject Area(s) (List all subjects that apply)

Math, History and Social Studies
Grade Level [Click box(es) of all grade level(s) that your Unit targets]
K-2 3-5
6-8 9-12
ESL Resource
Gifted and Talented Other:
Targeted State Frameworks/Content Standards/Benchmarks

Mathematics-Measurement and Data A2:Use the four operations to solve word problems
involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including
problems involving whole numbers and/or simple fractions (addition and subtraction of
fractions with like denominators and multiplying a fraction times a fraction3 or a whole
number), and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of
a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line


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diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Social Studies-Economics 4.9.8:Differentiate between money (currency), checks, debit cards,
and credit cards and identify advantages and disadvantages of each type of monetary exchange
The activities in this lesson correlate to the following Voluntary National Content Standards in
Economics, as determined by the National Council on Economics Education, found at:
Standard 11: The Role of Money
Money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest, and compare the value of goods and
services. K4 Grade Benchmarks:
Money is anything widely accepted as final payment for goods and services.
Money makes trading easier by replacing barter with transactions involving currency, coins,
or checks.
Most countries create their own currency for use as money.
Standard 18: Macro economy-Income/Employment, Prices
A nations overall levels of income, employment, and prices are determined by the interaction
of spending and production decisions made by all households, firms, government agencies,
and others in the economy. 58 Grade Benchmarks:
When consumers make purchases, goods and services are transferred from businesses to
households in exchange for money payments. That money is used in turn by businesses to pay
for productive resources (natural, human, and capital) and to pay taxes.
Language Arts
This lesson, based on the childrens book The Go-Around Dollar by Barbara Johnston Adams,
also correlates to the following Standards for the English Language Arts, from the National
Council of Teachers of English, found at:
1. Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of
themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information;
to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal
fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate
texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers,
their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and
their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure,
context, graphics).

Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes

Use numbers to calculate spending and saving
Social Studies:
Know about the history o currency from another country

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Approximate Time Needed
Three class periods
Prerequisite Skills
Estimate and calculate the sum of large numbers
Know the continents
Social Studies:

Describe the characteristics and functions of money

Explain that each country has its own currency

Materials and Resources

Technology Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed)

Camera Laser Disk VCR
Computer(s) Printer Video Camera
Digital Camera Projection System Video Conferencing Equip.
DVD Player Scanner Other:
Internet Connection Television

Technology Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)

Database/Spreadsheet Image Processing Web Page Development
Desktop Publishing Internet Web Browser Word Processing
E-mail Software Multimedia Other:
Encyclopedia on CD-ROM
Book: The Go-Around Dollar, by Barbara Johnston Adams (Four
Winds Press, 1992)
Printed Materials


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* Working computers for student to use in pairs
* Scratch paper
* Pencils
* Enough working iPads for each student to use
Chart paper or chalkboard
Supplies Handouts:
Travels of a Dollar worksheet
The U.S. Dollar worksheet (two pages)
Forms of Money worksheet
Optional: real one-dollar bill
Internet Resources 1000

Accommodations for Differentiated Instruction
Accommodating students with Special Needs : All of
the web-based games come in various languages, have
Resource Student
sounds for the visually impaired, and colorful images
and words for the hearing impaired.
Non-Native English Provide multiple types of assessment
Speaker Differentiate homework
Flexible Grouping, Peer Teaching
Gifted Student
Multilevel or Tiered Activities/Lessons
Student Assessment

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