Israel Unit Study – Currency: Israeli Shekel

As part of our Israel Unit Study, we looked at some Israeli currency. The Israeli new Shekel (known as simply the Israeli Shekel) is the currency of Israel, but is also used as a legal tender in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The new shekel is divided into 100 agora. The new shekel has been in use since 1986.

I was able to buy a few coins on eBay, and we looked at each one and compared them to our United States Currency.

My preschooler doesn’t have a firm grasp of value of money yet, but we talked about which ones looked the same and which ones were different. We lined them up by size and discussed what colors were different.

Next we compared them to our United States Coin currency – I don’t have a 50 cent piece (maybe for next month), but I had a penny, nickle, dime, quarter and silver dollar.

We compared them based on value and then based on size.

It’s lots of fun to look at money from another country! 🙂

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