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Using Historical Coins and Currency in the Social Studies Classroom

Using Historical Coins and Currency in the Social Studies Classroom

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By Frank Fitzpatrick

This book provides lessons that can be used to introduce or conclude the major units of a United States history course at the middle school, high school, or collegiate level. These lessons demonstrate and model strategies and techniques based on “best practices” in the field of education. They will interest, challenge, and engage your students. The lessons awaken the natural curiosity of the student and will bring history to life for them. Students will play the role of archaeologists and historians by examining artifacts and developing theories as to their historical significance. Students will examine coins and currency that represent the events, ideals, values, culture, economics, political vision and ideology of various time periods in United States history. The reader will be provided with historical background information on the coins and currency, advice on obtaining replicas of these artifacts, as well as pictures of the artifacts that can be used in class activities. 

About The Author

Frank Fitzpatrick has worked as a history teacher at Jones College Prep High School in Chicago Illinois since 1998. He is also an adjunct staff member of Roosevelt University and works in their teacher education program. He has been teaching the “Methods of Teaching Social Studies at the Secondary Level” course since 2005. He did his undergraduate work at Northeastern Illinois University and has graduate degrees from Northeastern Illinois University and DePaul University. 

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