Tuesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM
Travel through time with us at this fun, Money Smart Week event! First we’ll make a barter bracelet with beads.Then, we’ll visit the Old West and trade items with each other to see if you could survive. Finally, you’ll challenge yourself to balance a modern checkbook. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12. Snacks and door prizes will also be provided. Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register.
Throughout history, before money was printed, beads and other items were used to trade. These small items could be carried and worn, then traded for whatever items you needed. To represent this part of history, we’ll be making a simple, beaded bracelet. That way, if your time machine gets stuck in one of the many cultures that used the barter system, you’d have something to trade with.
Communities in the Old West relied heavily on each other for survival. By trading items with fellow Timelords-in-Training, you can learn the art of negotiation and trade. Since Timelords never know where they might end up, this is an incredibly valuable skill to learn as early on as possible.
In the digital age of debit cards, learning to balance a checkbook is an important skill that will help you learn to keep track of your money and not be fined for overdrawing your account. Learning to do this yourself will also help you to catch mistakes and fraudulent charges to your accounts. Prepare to visit the future by learning this valuable skill.
Complete all three challenges to pass Timelord Economics and receive a certificate with your name in Galifreyan* and a mini-TARDIS to take home. One or two other surprises might also be in store for some lucky Timelords.
Call the library at 330-343-6123 to register!
*To receive the personalized certificate, you MUST register
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