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Books and Teaching Guides
On the history of money
On weights and measures
On Akan weights
Cutting to the Essence-Shaping for the Fire, (http://www.fa.indiana.edu/~conner/akan/shape.html) is an online exhibit from the Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, Illinois, of Yoruba and Akan art in wood and metal. It provides detailed information about Akan history and the gold trade; how gold is mined, cast, carried, and traded; and explains the symbolism behind some goldweight shapes.
Ghana information from the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Ghana.html
The Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (MCREL) educational standards are online at http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/.