Let's Learn About the United States
Main Subject Area: Social Studies
Duration of Lesson: 30 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will recognize the reverse images of the various quarters and be able to identify the coins by state name.
Coloring pages from "Cents of Color" on the U.S. Mint's H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site - http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?Filecontents=/kids/games/index.cfm
Books about the United States
Big Map of the United States with spots for the 50 State Quarters
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
2. If the coin has been put in circulation, the teacher will show the coin and place it in the giant U.S. State Map.
3. Have your students examine the images on the quarter’s reverse and then share what they think the state is famous for.
4. Ask if any of your students have ever visited the state. Have them tell why they visited that state and what they did.
5. Then taking books out on the states that have pictures, share with the children some of the special features of each state.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options:
Also, to further discussion about the state, at the end of each week, let your students know what the following week’s “Coin of the Week” will be. If any of your students have visited that state, encourage those students to bring souvenirs that they may have from their trip (photographs, pamphlets, etc.).