The Go-Around Dollar

The story describes the journey of a one-dollar bill as it changes hands. Special information about our paper money is included on each page.

Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Trade & Money, Consumers, Producers.

Comprehension Questions

Where is the money of the United Stated produced?

Bureau of Engraving and Printing located in Washington, D. C.

Where is the money first sent?

One of twelve Federal Reserve Banks.

How do people get the money?

The Federal Reserve Banks deliver the bills to local banks. Local banks distribute the money to people and businesses.

What are dollar bills used for?

To buy goods and services, pay back money that was borrowed. The primary purpose of money is to facilitate the exchange of goods and services.

Explain how every bill is unique.

No two dollars have the same serial number.

Describe the official symbol of the U.S. found on every bill.

The Great Seal of the United States. Both sides of the Seal are shown - a circle showing a bald eagle, our national bird, and a pyramid, signifying strength and spiritual insight.

Extra Credit:

Is most of our money supply composed of paper bills?

No! The largest part of our basic money supply (M1) is actually checking accounts!

Author: Barbara Johnston Adams
Published: 1992
Reading Level: 4.7
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5
Publisher: Simon and Schuester