"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.
To provide students with online questions following each video, register your class through the Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal and begin exploring economics with a fun, new approach.
More about the Q&A Resources for Teachers and Students »
This video is designed for teaching grades 3, 4, and 5.
This lesson received the 2016 Curriculum Gold Award from the National Association of Economic Educators.
Read more about this and our other awards »