In groups of 3 or 4, create a Google doc titled “The History of Money- Name#1, Name#2 etc.”
Make sure to share the Google doc with me.
Pick one person to record the answers, the other should have their laptops closed.
Without internet research, discuss the following questions and answer them as best you can on the google doc:
What is money?
How do you think people performed transactions (exchanged goods and services) before the invention of money?
How was money invented?
List and explain at least 5 different problems associated with money.
Part 2: Due at the end of period 1
Get into new groups of 2 or 3 students (you cannot be with someone form your first group) and answer the questions on this google doc. Make a copy and share it with me. Title: History of Money 2, name#1, name#2 etc
Part 3: 9B Only, Rest of the class.
As a class, put a student’s computer on the overhead projector and watch the documentary below. There are no questions. Just close your laptops and enjoy the show:
The Ascent of Money: Episode 1: Dreams of Avarice. From Shylock’s pound of flesh to the loan sharks of Glasgow, from the ‘promises to pay’ on Babylonian clay tablets to the Medici banking system, Professor Ferguson explains the origins of credit and debt and why credit networks are indispensable to any civilization.
Discuss the conflicts that arise from competing land uses and from attempts to manage coastal hazards (tsunamis and storm surges, erosion, cliff failure), pollution, habitat restoration and aquaculture.
Case study: Describe the conflicting pressures on a particular coastline.
Discuss the management strategies adopted to resolve these pressures and evaluate their effectiveness.
Each of you will read one of the following articles and explain how the competing land uses lead to conflict, andevaluate the attempts made to manage the issue.
The movie is not out yet but this is a shocking example of marine pollution (IB) and the interconnectedness of humans and their environment. (IGCSE) Have a look.
-Near the heart of the Pacific Ocean, Midway Island is one of the most remote places on Earth, and the iconic site of a world-changing naval battle. Today Midway is inhabited by a million Laysan albatrosses– magnificent and beautiful seabirds who range over the entire Pacific from their home base on the island. Midway is a multi-layered kaleidoscope of natural wonder and human history, and it also serves as a powerful lens into a shocking environmental tragedy: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.