Conversations With Luke,  Elementary School

Show Me The Money: A Conversation With Luke

It is rare for me to have cash, but I happened to have various bills on me this particular day. (Reference for those unfamiliar with US currency: $5 bill, $10 bill, $20 bill.)

  • Me: [pointing to the $5] Do you know who this is?
  • Luke: No.
  • Me: That is Abraham Lincoln. He was president about 150 years ago.
  • Luke: President of the United States of America?
  • Me: That’s right. [pointing to the $10] And this is Alexander Hamilton. He was not a president.
  • Luke: What did he do?
  • Me: That’s difficult to explain, but he was one of the founders of the United States over 200 years ago. [pointing to the $20] And this is President Jackson.
  • Luke: Michael Jackson was president?