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Guam Quarter Lesson Plans

Overview

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

Activity

The District of Columbia and U.S. Territories Quarter 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 Guam quarter:  "Transport, Past and Present" (K and 1), "Groovy Guam" (2 and 3), and "Past Meets Present" (4–6).

After that, check out the rest of the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories plans, which 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

After reading the May Coin of the Month page as a class, discuss some of the new facts learned about Guam.  Divide the students into small groups and assign each group one of the topics mentioned on the Coin of the Month page (size, geographic region, temperature, animals, plants, people, and tourism).  Give each student group a large piece of chart paper and have each group label the top of the paper with its assigned topic.  Have the student groups create a T-chart labeled "Guam" on one side and the name of the town you live in on the other.

Have the students record the information they have learned about Guam on the T-chart.  Then have them research additional information on both Guam and your local area and record new information about Guam and your local area on the other side of the T-chart.

Next have the student groups review their charts and circle any shared or similar characteristics in one color.  Have the student groups then circle any differences between Guam and your local area in another color.  Have students share their findings with the class.

Related Games

With Painters Studio, you can have students color the unique designs featured on the new District of Columbia and U.S. Territories quarters while learning about the nation's capital city and the U.S. territories.


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