Stream the video segments below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan You Can Take That to the Bank! (grades 9-12).
Establishing Credit, Earning Interest
Root of credit, definition of interest
History of Jewish moneylenders
First Bank of the Medici
Evolution of Medici banks.
Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right-click on the video title and click “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…” On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)
Clip 1: Establishing Credit, Earning Interest
Clip 2: Borrowing Time
Lesson plans for THE ASCENT OF MONEY were created by the LAB@Thirteen, Thirteen’s Community and Educational Outreach Department.