Presentation on theme: "Earning, Saving and Spending Money By: Margaret Hall"— Presentation transcript:
1 Earning, Saving and Spending Money By: Margaret Hall
2 Before MoneyA long time ago, there was no money. People didn’t need any. They grew, gathered or hunted for their food. They built their own houses and made their own clothing. Sometimes people had things that others wanted. A woman who made beautiful pots might want a basket that another woman made. They would barter, or trade, with each other.
3 BarteringBartering worked most of the time. But sometimes people couldn’t agree about what was fair. They started to trade objects that had value to everyone. Salt, grains, feathers, shells, beads and even fish hooks were used like money is today.
4 The First MoneyAs time passed, people traveled farther from home to trade. It was hard to carry things like salt, shells and fish hooks. Someone came up with a better idea. Everyone agreed that metals like gold and silver were valuable. People started to use them for trade. Before long, people all over the world used coins to trade for things.
5 Money TodayThere are six coins used in the United States. Each one looks different and has a different value. How big a coin is does not tell you how much money it is worth.
6 Paper MoneyThere are different kinds of paper money, or bills. In the United States, they are all the same size, but each has different word and symbols printed on it. Each is worth a different amount of money.
8 NeedsThere are many ways to spend money. People spend money on food, clothing, and a place to live. These things are called needs.
9 WantsPeople also spend money on wants. Wants are things they would like to have, but could do without. Toys and games are wants.
10 Now it’s time to see what you know about money Now it’s time to see what you know about money. Follow your teachers directions and show the coins you would use to buy the snacks in the next part of the lesson.