Lately the news is filled with talk of the Euro, US foreign debt, the fragility of European monetary systems, and the interdependence of all of these crisis.

In this activity students become familiar with the Euro, practice translating the Euro's value to dollar amounts, and work with comparisons of debt, gross domestic products, and average debts per person. Students will gain a better appreciation of what the news is all about. They will become familiar with the value of the Euro, can appreciate the complexity of the present financial crisis, and will be able to contribute to financial observations and discussions at home.

**CCSS: 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 , 7.RP.2**

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Would be fantastic to have these tagged or labeled with common core standards. Now that 47 U.S. states have started the transition, this would be a wonderful way to make your wonderful resources that much more relevant to teachers. Thank you for all you do!

Thanks, Darren. We’re working right now on adding common core standards to all of the posts. You can now search by CCSS as well. Thanks again, Leslie