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2009 Cents Lesson Plans


Do you know that we have a collection of lesson plans based on the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program?


The 2009 Cents 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 four coin designs of the Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program:  "In Mr. Lincoln's Shoes" (K and 1), "A Question, Mr. Lincoln!" (2 and 3), and "Lincoln Lithograph" (4 through 6).

After that, check out the rest of the lesson plans, which are FREE to download and are based on different United States Mint coin programs.

Make a "Connection"

This month's Coin of the Month is the first design featured in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program.  This design features a log cabin that is probably similar to the one that Abraham Lincoln was born in.  As a class, research the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and log cabins.  A great place to start is the National Park Service.

Have the students work in pairs or small groups to construct a small replica of a log cabin using materials like cardboard, wooden craft sticks, glue, construction paper, and paint.  Have each student pair or small group present their log cabin replicas and share some fun log cabin facts they learned.

Ask the students to think about some of the challenges of building or living in a log cabin.  Ask the students to think of some of the differences between where Abraham Lincoln was born and where they themselves where born.  Display student log cabins around the room and invite other classes to come and tour the log cabins and learn about the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.

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