America the Beautiful Quarters® Day
in the Classroom
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
In 2010, the United States Mint began to issue 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park quarter is the fourth of 2012 and the fourteenth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Teachers, below you will find lesson plans and classroom activities that will bring the excitement of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Day into your classroom.
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarter
Learn more about the quarter that honors this national site.
America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Find out more about this program that honors a national site in every state, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories!
America the Beautiful Quarters Program Lesson Plans
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans are available for you to use in your classroom. The lesson plans are FREE to download and are designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, and 9 through 12. Be sure to also check out the lesson plans relating to the Hawaii quarter released in 2008 by visiting the 50 State Quarters® lesson plans
America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities
With this link, you will find fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of each new quarter!
In 2008, the United States Mint released Hawaii as the final quarter as part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.
The design on the reverse of Hawaii's quarter features King Kamehameha I stretching his hand toward the eight major Hawaiian Islands.
The state motto is also inscribed: "UA MAU KE EA O KA '‾AINA I KA PONO," which
means " The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."
To learn more, visit Hawaii's quarter page and the November 2008 Coin of the Month featuring the Hawaii quarter and the related Teacher Feature.
Teachers, if the activities above have piqued your interest, be sure to join the more than 14,000 members of the United States Mint's Teachers' Network As a member, you will receive information about new educational resources as they become available from the United States Mint.