Click to toggle navigation menu.
Select a language
|

Students will learn about the history of some of the currency from around the world that they seldom see or hear about and have the opportunity to see how that currency can become even more valuable.

< Back to Search Grants

 

ACH-Money Makes Money

grant photo
School:
Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School 
Subject:
Social Studies 
Teacher:
Mitchell Carney 
Students Impacted:
66 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
September 2, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $984.82 Needed

 

Share

Please share this page to help in fulfilling this grant.

Facebook Twitter email

Goal

Students will learn about the history of some of the currency from around the world that they seldom see or hear about and have the opportunity to see how that currency can become even more valuable. 

 

What will be done with my students

A new craze that is sweeping over the nation is turning coins into jewelry, and specifically rings. I always try to find ways to get kids excited about history, and what better way than exploring money, and the historical figures represented on that currency. But learning about history is one thing. Being able to wear some history and share it with others is a completely different type of learning and teaching. I have already shared some youtube videos of step by step instruction on how to make coin rings, (as the kids call them), and we even started doing some math based on cost to make. Some of the students even talked about making coin rings for our end of the year economics fair, and then creating other coin jewelry. The tools would be placed in our school innovation lab, and classes would have the opportunity to come down and learn to use them and make their own coin rings. Once students learn to make their own, then they could make ones for their friends or families, and have great conversation about the history and future of change currency. The cool thing is math and economics are just a spring board for learning, there is a lot of science involved in manipulating metal matter, and a physical change of shape. There is also the added benefit of students learning to use some hand tools, something that is so lacking with students this day and age. Students will learn about this and most importantly laws that are in place, (Section 331 of Title 18 of The United States Code) - Coins can be manipulated, or altered as long as the intent is not fraudulent in nature. (Meaning the coin can not be altered to look like another coin worth more, but can be altered if being taken out of circulation and never to be used as currency again. 

 

Benefits to my students

Students will learn about money (change) both current, and past. The students will learn how to manipulate metal, the students will be able to understand that everything has a cost associated with it, and sometimes the upfront cost in a business is very great. Students will also learn some simple tool usage and life skills that they will be able to apply to their life from now on. 

 

Describe the Students

Our school is made up of students from all walks of life. We have some students who come from upper class families, we also have some students who receive free and reduced lunch. We have students from all family backgrounds as well, some only children, some multi generational living in one home. We have some students from very functional families, and some students from broken homes. We do have a large population of students who receive gifted services, but we also have students who receive ESE services. 

 

Budget Narrative

After searching I think Amazon.com is the best place to buy ll of the items as they carry everything in one place. I would ask the students to bring in their own coins for the project, but could definitely find a way to get coins donated, by other teachers, or PTA to the kids if that became a problem for the families. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Self Centering Coin Punch $164.99
2 Five Piece Folding and Reducing Dies $169.99
3 26 Piece Dapping Doming Punch $48.92
4 Accmor Jewelry Tools $14.99
5 YaeTek Jewelry Measuring Stick $19.99
6 2 Rathburn Ring Stretcher $29.94
7 AFA Deburring Tool $13.73
8 Durston Ring Stretcher, Reducer $475.00
9 Engraver Polishing Set $29.99
10 100 piece Multifunctional Wool Polishing $17.28
  Total: $984.82

0% Funded

 

 

Only $984.82 Needed

 

Share

Please share this page to help in fulfilling this grant.

Facebook Twitter email

 

Special Thanks to Our Presenting Partners