Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Money Del Mundo

  1. Obtain coins from many different countries. You might want to have parents and friends lend international coins.
  2. Have students study the coins, noting similarities and differences among them.
  3. Students will then come up with their own design for a coin. Their design needs to be practical, yet original.
  4. Have them write why they chose their design, what they chose to write on the coin (if anything) and what the symbols they chose mean.
  5. Have your students share their coin creations with the class.

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