Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

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Online Teacher seminar; Link upon registration


9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2021


Online: Link provided to registrants


Middle School and High School Educators:

Money is weirder and more interesting than you think! We all use money in our daily lives, but few of us actually ponder how and why it works. Jacob Goldstein, cohost of NPR's Planet Money, has done the heavy lifting for us in his enthralling account, Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Educators of middle and high school students are invited to attend a special event focused on the origin, functions, and potential future of money. Jacob Goldstein will share highlights from his book and economics educators will demonstrate a variety of original classroom activities to help students understand the nature of money.

The co-sponsors of this event - the California Council on Economic Education, the Georgia Council on Economic Education, and the Thomas R. Brown Foundation - will provide attendees with digital instructional resources and a $25 Grubhub credit to use on the day of the program. Plus, the first 100 registrants will receive a copy of Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing for free!

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