Money Heroes Learning Resource

Printable Resource | Ages 5-7 (KS1)

Money through the ages

Overall time: 40 minutes

Introduction

Theme |Understanding the role money plays in our lives

Introduce children to how money developed, as well as how it continues to evolve today, through a timeline.

Themes

This activity will cover the following themes from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • Understanding the important role money plays in our lives: how money developed

Learning objectives

This activity will cover the following learning objectives from the Young Money Financial Education Planning Framework:

  • I know that money has developed in many different forms throughout history.
  • I can describe the many forms that money comes in today, and the variety of ways in which it can be used to pay for things.

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About this activity

Timing: 40 minutes

Where does money come from? How do we see money being used today? In today’s society pupils will see things being bought without cash. Have coins and notes always been used as payment methods? It is important that we teach pupils how money developed, as well as how it looks in today’s society.

Key vocabulary

barter, coins, credit card, currency, debit card, money, notes, pay, savings, spend


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