Follow the Money
A WebQuest for Second Graders



Introduction   Task   Resources   Standards

Process   Evaluation   Conclusion   Citations


Introduction

Do you have your own money? Do you know how the money system works? Complete the quest today to discover interesting facts about your money!


Task

After reading the book Follow the Money by Loreen Leedy, you will use the computer to learn about money.

Resources

Computer: PC or Mac

Access to the Internet via Netscape or Explorer

Leedy, L. (2002). Follow the Money.New York: Holiday House

http://www.usmint.gov/kids/

http://www.kidsbank.com/the_story/penny/index.asp

http://www.ustreas.gov/kids/

http://www.fleetkids.com/


Standards
Process

Follow these steps to complete your quest:

1. As a class, read the book Follow the Money by Loreen Leedy.

2. After the book is read, complete the following activities.

3. Visit http://www.usmint.gov/kids/ to create your own coin notepaper.

4. Visit http://www.kidsbank.com/the_story/penny/index.asp to read "The Adventure of Penny".

5. Visit http://www.ustreas.gov/kids/ to take a virtual tour of the U.S. Treasury. Write 2 facts that you learned.

6. Visit http://www.fleetkids.com/ to play the Money Matic game and find out how to manage your money, the fun way!


Evaluation

You will be evaluated by your teacher using the following rubric:

Areas of Evaluation Excellent Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Followed Directions 3 2 1
Stayed on Task 3 2 1
Used complete sentences in writng tasks 3 2 1
Completed all tasks 3 2 1

Conclusion

Hurray! You have completed your money quest!  Remember to always save your money in your piggy bank and be a smart spender!

Citations

Leedy, L. (2002). Follow the Money.New York: Holiday House

Images retrieved from http://www.google.com.

www.oxygen.com/topic/money/ finance/saving_052301.html (Image #2)

ka-ching.oxygen.com/money/ (Image #1)

 

Created by Laura Flowers, Spring 2002
Bowling Green State University Graduate Student
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