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Lincoln Lithograph
Grades 4–6
Economics, Language Arts, Social Studies
Students will identify important events and people in the life of Abraham Lincoln and their influence on his life.

Every Picture Tells a Story
Grades 4–6
Art, Language Arts, Social Studies
Students will examine the ways in which a work of art represents the culture or lifestyle of people living in a state.

Flying High in Ohio
Grades 2–3
Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Students will use a graphic organizer to explore the similarities and differences between two sets of “Aviation Pioneers.” Students will also read age appropriate texts related to the design of the Ohio quarter reverse.

Coining Scientific Discoveries
Grades 7–8
Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Students will be able to explain the objectives of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the relationship of those objectives to the designs of the Westward Journey Nickel Series™. The students will use primary documents and the Internet to conduct independent research about some of the scientific artifacts that Lewis and Clark examined on their Expedition. Students will prepare presentations of their materials and incorporate their new knowledge into an original coin design to give their classmates a better understanding of the role that scientific exploration played in Lewis and Clark’s journey.

Beyond Louisiana
Grades 9–12
Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology
Students will understand the challenges that faced the United States as a new nation, especially those related to exploration, expansion, and international affairs. Students will understand the chronology of events related to the expedition of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Students will understand that events often have multiple, interrelated causes. Students will organize information using concept maps.

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More than Sand Dunes: Great Sand Dunes National Park
Grades 4–6
Art, Language Arts, Social Studies

A Challenge of Friction: Great Sand Dunes National Park
Grades 9–12
Language Arts, Math, Science

Let's Go Birding!: Everglades National Park
Grades 4–6
Art, Science, Social Studies

A Little Birdie Told Me: Everglades National Park
Grades K–1
Art, Language Arts, Science

Contact Without Impact: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Grades 9–12
Language Arts, Math, Science, Technology

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