School Arts January, 1997 has a great lesson idea called Superbucks. In the
article they discuss symbolism and designing personal bucks via changes on
the original denomination.
I have used this lesson several times and the kids really like it.
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> Students are fascinated by money. Around Presidents Day, I often have
> students draw money. I give them proportional, but large, green paper,
> pencils, and black and white crayons. They look at pictures of dollar
> bills, and draw as much detail as they want with pencil (I encourage as
> detail as possible). They are also allowed to change details. Then they
> use black and white to outline/shade/highlight. I did this one year as a
> "filler" and the kids (2nd grade) loved it, so now I use it often. Just
> don't pass real bills around or you might come up short (don't ask me how
> know -grin-).