Classroom Lesson: Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy

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This lesson aligns with National Standards in Economics: Standard 11, Role of Money (Benchmark 1, and 2, Grade 4; Benchmark 1 and 2, Grade 8); and Standard 19, Unemployment and Inflation (Benchmark 1, Grade 4; Benchmark 3 and 4, Grade 8)

This lesson aligns with National Standards for History: Era 2, Colonization and Settlement (Standard 3, Grades 9-12); Era 3, Revolution and the New Nation (Standard 2 Grades 9-12)

This lesson aligns with National Council for the Social Studies Strands time, continuity, and change; power, authority, and governance; and production, distribution, and consumption

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