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The Face of Money: U.S. Banknotes Get a New Look

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 20 February 2017 > Ready to Use


This A2-level article will enable your pupils to understand the historical significance of portraits on American banknotes, and to compare with other currencies. The presentation of new notes featuring Harriet Tubman and other African-American and women’s suffrage activists includes suggestions for  an EPI with history.

Vocabulary and structures

  • Verb forms:
    • verb tenses: simple past and simple present
    • expression of the future, using WILL
    • present perfect
  • The possessive form
  • A broad overview of American history


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