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Concept of the Month: Let’s Take a Money Adventure!

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You may already know some interesting facts about our own U.S. currency, such as: 

  • $ The people and symbols that appear on our currency 
  • $ The materials our coins and cash are made of 
  • $ The shapes and sizes of our coins and cash 

But how much do you know about money from other countries? Foreign currency can be very different from our own U.S. currency. It has different people and symbols, materials, shapes, sizes, and even names! Every country’s money has a story to tell, and we can only find those out by taking a trip! 

First, look at the coins and currency below and read interesting facts about them and the countries they come from. Then, take a look at this worksheet, where you can travel to each country and find the currency that goes with it.  Last, use this worksheet to design your own money!

Renminbi - Chinese currency


Euro - Europe


Canadian dollar


Rand - South African currency


Peso - Mexican currency

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