2018 INNO SUMMER INSTITUTE
History of Money
In this course, students will connect world history and economics through the universal concept of money. The first week will focus on laying the foundations of what money is and how it has played an integral role in shaping human society. Students will analyze the origins of currency and how its usage has changed over time. The course will cover the fundamentals of economics, where students will examine historical events involving economic crashes and expansion of trade routes. As the camp draws to a close, students will be given to opportunity to showcase what they have learned by creating their own ideal currency.
Day 1: What is Money?
Day 2: Fundamentals of the Barter System
Day 3: Commodity and Fiat Money
Day 4: Commercial Connections throughout History
Day 5: Essentials of Economics
Day 6: What Happens if We Print Too Much Money?
Day 7-9: Creating an Ideal Currency
Day 10: Presentation at Student Exhibition