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Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

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Money is weirder and more interesting than you think!

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We all use money in our daily lives, but few of us actually ponder how and why it works. Jacob Goldstein, cohost of NPR's Planet Money, has done the heavy lifting for us in his enthralling account, Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Educators of middle and high school students are invited to attend a special event focused on the origin, functions, and future of money. Jacob Goldstein will share highlights from his book and economics educators will demonstrate a variety of original classroom activities to help students understand the nature of money.

The co-sponsors of this event - the California Council on Economic Education, the Georgia Council on Economic Education, and the Thomas R. Brown Foundation - will provide attendees with digital instructional resources and a $25 Grubhub credit to use on the day of the program. Plus, the first 100 registrants will receive a copy of Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing for free!

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The Thomas R. Brown Foundation seeks to advance the use of economic principles in public and private decision making through strategic partnerships and educational programs. Our program goal is to equip teachers to increase student exposure to fundamental principles of economics in a neutral and nonpartisan way, and to help students develop an appreciation of how economic analysis applies to everyday choices as well as business and policy issues.

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