America the Beautiful Quarters® Day
in the Classroom
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
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 Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter is the second of 2013 and the 17th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Quarter Day into your classroom.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 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 now available for you to use in your classroom. The lesson plans are FREE to download and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8 and 9 through 12.
Also, be sure to check out the lesson plans relating to the Ohio quarter released in 2002 by visiting the 2002 Quarters Lesson Plans page
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 2002, the United States Mint released the Ohio quarter as part of the 50 State Quarters® Program. The "Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers" theme for Ohio's quarter design is shown through an astronaut and a biplane. These designs decorate an outline of the state because of the part Ohio played in travel by air and space.
Two famous astronauts—Neil Armstrong and John Glenn—were both born in Ohio.
Teachers, if the activities above have piqued your interest, be sure to join the United States Mint's Teachers' Network. As a member, you will receive information about all of the new educational resources available from the United States Mint.