Site hosted by Build your free website today!

     Money, Money, Money!!!

History of

Before money was invented and people wanted or needed something they would barter.  Coins were first used in 1,000 B.C. in a country named Lydia. China was the first country to use paper bills for money.  The North American Indians used wampum. The people in the United States first decided to make their own currency when they needed money to pay for the Revolutionary War. Before the mid-1800's each dollar was worth a certain amount of gold or silver. Banks printed all the money. There were more than 10,000 different types of dollars that were printed. These bills  (notes) were made in various sizes, colors and designs.

Using your Paint Program on your computer or posterboard and markers, construct a timeline of the history of money. Use at least ten dates.

If you need help with the meaning of a word  click on me.

(And remember to click on all the underlined words. Then, after you're  done, hit the back button to return and follow my  hat.)