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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   6  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.3.1 Understands the role of government in the world's economies through the creation of money, taxation, and spending in the past or present.  
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-Explains how Sumerian priest kings' need for monetary record keeping advanced the development of cuneiform.
-Explains why people in ancient Greece established the use of coins as money to make trade easier.
-Explains the establishment of salt as a currency in Tikal and other Yucatan Nation States.
Suggested Unit
  • World—Ancient Civilizations (8000 BCE—600 CE)