What Makes Something Useful as Money?

"What Makes Something Useful as Money?" is the third video in the Explore Economics animated series. It shows items that have been used as money in the past and explains why something used as money should be relatively scarce, generally acceptable, portable, durable, and divisible.

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This video is designed for teaching grades 3, 4, and 5.

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This lesson received the 2016 Curriculum Gold Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Economics STEM
Concepts: Money
Resource Types: Video
Languages: English