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What Is Currency? Lessons from Historic Africa

In lesson plans in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom, students gain a basic understanding of money and economics by exploring the currency system of the Akan people of Ghana in West Africa. Click on the PDF icon to download the issue.

SIYC: What is Currency?

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