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Right on the Money Webquest

 

 

Introduction

 

Money plays a major role in all of our lives, we spend it, save it, work for it, and wish for more of it.  We know how much money we need to buy a new cellphone or video game, but how much do we know about the people whose picture graces the money that we see every day?  Let's begin a quest to find out who they are and what they did!

 

Task

            You and your group will research to discover who is on our currency.  First of all you will conduct an investigation to find out some basic information about the individuals.   The pieces of currency you will research includes:  penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar coins (Sacagawea & Susan B. Anthony), $1 bill, $2 bill, $5 bill, $10 bill, $20 bill, $50 bill, $100 bill. 

You will need to find out:

Who is on the currency?

When and where were they born?

When did they die?

What did they do?

What are some interesting facts about the person or the currency?  (at least 3 facts)

 You will use a table to record the information that you find.  Finally, you will create a PowerPoint presentation about the individual to share with your class.

Be sure to cite your sources!

 

 

Process

            The recording sheet can be found here.  Print the recording sheet and then use the following websites to locate your information.

 

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/17/which-presidents-are-on-your-money/

http://www.marshu.com/articles/presidents-on-us-united-states-paper-bills-currency.php

http://www.marshu.com/articles/presidents-on-us-united-states-coins.php

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/who-is-on-your-money

http://mistupid.com/currency/

http://www.who2.com/common-bonds/on-the-money

 

Evaluation

After you have researched and gathered all of your information, your group is to create a PowerPoint presentation about one piece of currency/person that you found particularly interesting.  The presentation must include at least 5 slides with one of those slides being a title slide and one being a credit slide.  Be creative, how much information you include and how it is presented is a group decision.  The rubric that will be used to grade your presentation can be found here, please look over it before beginning and while working on your PowerPoint. 

 

Credits

The DAP tool for assessing the PowerPoint is copyright 2007 Julia Roberts and Tracy Inman.  Some ideas and elements of this WebQuest came from http://questgarden.com/63/06/0/080325165348/ .