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Wondering about virtual currencies

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Students practice their nonfiction reading skills as they read a consumer advisory about virtual currency written by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and answer questions to measure their reading comprehension skills.

Big idea

Virtual currency is a type of digital money issued and controlled by its developers, rather than by a government, and can be accepted and exchanged among members of a virtual community.

Essential questions

  • What are virtual currencies?
  • What risks should I be aware of related to virtual currencies?

Objectives

  • Read a nonfiction text in order to develop a basic understanding of virtual currencies
  • Be able to analyze text by making inferences, finding the main idea, and examining vocabulary in context

What students will do

  • Read a nonfiction text.
  • Answer reading comprehension questions.