“History in your pocket”: Coins as sources

Overview

This great idea was developed from an idea shared by @histHartford. This photo comes from Mr. Atkinson (@AtkoHistory) and was shared to the #historyteacher hashtag on Twitter by @EllenWicks:

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Taking it further

Students should be encouraged to bring in coins and banknotes from their foreign travels at the start of the Autumn term.

This concept also ties in well with the “Where are the women? Design / Destroy a Banknote” exercise.

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