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The use of objects for exchange goes back to ancient times. Sometimes people would barter things directly, but they also used currency to trade goods. Natural items like shells were used as money to make trading easier.The shekel in Mesopotamia—the oldest known CURRENCY—was used about 5,000 years ago. By the first millennium (1–1000 A.D.) coins made of materials like lead, copper, silver and gold were being used in Europe, Asia and Africa.

In My Neighborhood

STILL TIME TO SEE LIGHTS OF THE WORLD IN PHOENIX
NIGHTS ARE ELECTRIC, GLOWING AT DBG
Teacher Is also a Military Veteran
ZOO BENCH HAS VALLEY NOSTALGIA
Bear Essential News Celebrates 40th Year as Arizona Go-to for Families, Educators and Kids
HAVE A FUN TIME AT GIRL SCOUT CAMP

Kids in the Know

  • ASU Hosts Child Hearing Connections Camp

    I was able to attend the Arizona State University Connections Camp. Connections Camp was designed for Children with hearing impairment issues entering grades 2–5. 

  • It Could Happen to You!

    I was not sure what to think about it because I do not know anyone who wears hearing aids my age.

  • The Pony Express Rides Again

    The Hashknife Handoff Pony Express begins their ride from Holbrook to Scottsdale on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.

Going Places

Sports Beat

  • D-backs Peralta Achieves His Dream

     Imagine dreaming that one day you’ll become a professional baseball player. What would it look like for you?

  • Team Sports Have Positive Impact

    Team sports offer kids a great opportunity to build social kills key to growing up. 

  • You’ll Run into Characters at Disney Races

    Runners run past Tinkerbell’s Pixie Hollow, alongside the sights of Downtown Disney and even over to Tom Sawyer’s Island in half-marathon runDisney races.

Movies & TV

  • SPIDER-MAN HAS A COOL NEW VERSE

    “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was released in movie theaters Dec. 14. So far it has gotten good reviews from critics.

  • Young Musician Shines in ‘Coco’

    Miguel! Nice to meet you! Anthony Gonzalez that is. Gonzalez is the voice of Miguel in the Disney/Pixar movie “Coco.”

  • Disney animator talks Moana, inspirations

    Darrin Butters, a veteran Disney animator, spent a day meeting with bloggers and journalists in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, Nov.