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District of Columbia
Quarter Lesson Plans


Do you know that we have a collection of lesson plans based on the District of Columbia quarter?


The District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site for you to use in your classroom!  Take a look at the lesson plans created specifically to celebrate the District of Columbia quarter:  "Musician Extraordinaire" (K and 1), "Let's Do a Biography" (2 and 3), and "Music to My Ears" (4–6).  After that, check out the rest of the territory-specific plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, and 4 through 6.

Make a "Connection"

The District of Columbia quarter features Duke Ellington, a great jazz composer and musician.  Duke Ellington was born in the District of Columbia and grew up there.  Have your students research a famous musician that was born in their city, state, or territory.  Have the students create a visual display or short skit about the musician, the genre of music associated with this musician, and any other biographical information.

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Painters Studio

Have students color the unique designs featured on the new District of Columbia and U.S. Territories quarters while learning about the national capital and the U.S. territories.  Teachers:  visit our Games and Skills page to find out about this game's grade-level appropriateness, skills used, and related classroom activities.

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