Cool Currency 1

Time to debate the real benefits of a local currency

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 8

Subjects: D&T, English, Geography

Resource Overview

Designed to support children to debate the key aspects for and against a local currency this lesson also invites participants to hone their role play skills by assuming a character as well as giving them the opportunity to design a monetary note.

Resource Assets


Cool Currency 1 Lesson Plan

A vibrant, thought-provoking lesson guaranteed to get your students considering the real value of money.


Cool Currency 1 Role Play Cards

Assume the role of the cafe owner, the farmer or maybe even the boss and delve deeper into the concept of a local currency through a daring debate!


Cool Currency 1 FAQs

The concept of currency is a complicated one, this resource will ensure you are fully informed and confident to teach.


Cool Currency Film

Learn all you need to know about local currency with this fantastic film!


Curriculum Objectives

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.