There are many resources to teach the Gold standard for kids. Here is a great resource online: http://www.ehow.com/how_8104641_teach-gold-standard-children.html . You can let them explore the world of Gold. Let them head to the Wilkes Public Library to learn about Gold. They can then check out Fort Knox in Kentucky. There is a story behind Ft. Knox and kids can learn it online at:http://www.usmint.gov/kids/coinnews/mintfacilities/ftk/. Kids can learn the history of this key site.
If kids want to go on their own Gold adventure they might try mining places in North Carolina that can lead them into gem finding etc. They can also look into the world of coin collection. They might want to explore the world of other gems like Emeralds and seek out their own at Hiddenite.Check it out at: http://www.hiddenitegems.com/ . You can check out the Gold mining experience in North Carolina too at : http://www.huntforgold.com/ . These would be great educational experience.
Kids can learn about Gold Propspecting in America There are many books they can read about at the Wilkes Public Library. Check out resources at: http://geology.com/usgs/gold-prospecting/ .
Kids can also learn more about the historic importance at : http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/science/mining/gold.htm . So let your homeschoolers explore the world of Gold.