Self-led Learning resources to enhance group visits to Show Me the Money
The museum exhibited the Show Me the Money exhibition from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 24 January 2016. School, college, university, community and adult groups Learning groups can continue to book any of our Show Me the Money themed Learning sessions for their school or community group.
The Learning Team produced self-led resources to be used by primary school, secondary school and community groups to support their visit to the Show Me the Money exhibition.
These resources can continue to be downloaded though **please note that group leaders will need to make changes to the resources as the exhibition is no longer on display.**
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3 & 4
Notes on How We Got To Where We Are by Jane Lawson
How We Got To Where We Are is a timeline showing the development of the global financial system since the evolution of homo sapiens. It was created by Jane Lawson in an attempt to understand the roots of the 2007/2008 financial crash and draws on various sources, including newspapers, documentaries such as The Inside Job (2010) and books including The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein; Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester; and 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang.
What the reserach makes abundantly clear is that the type of austerity policies currently being imposed in the UK and Europe do not help indebted economies but only serve to increase inequality (as confirmed by the IMF report Finance and Development). Alongside this work, Lawson has been using oyster mushrooms in an attempt to detoxify neoliberalism, most recently in the form of key texts such as Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Oyster mushrooms can detoxify a wide range of substances including hydrocarbons, making them an ideal candidate to detoxify an economic system based on the cheap energy provided by fossil fuel. A timelapse film of oyster mushrooms detoxifying Capitalism and Freedom is included in the Show Me the Money exhibition.
Sent out approximately every two months.