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U.S. Virgin Islands Quarter Lesson Plans

Overview

Do you know that we have a collection of lesson plans based on the U.S. Virgin Islands 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 U.S. Virgin Islands quarter: "Treasure Hunt" (K and 1), "Island Animals" (2 and 3), and "Weather Alert" (4 through 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 September Coin of the Month page as a class, discuss some of the new facts learned about the U.S. Virgin Islands quarter.  As a class, discuss why the design that is featured on the quarter may have been chosen to represent the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Explain to the students that the U.S. Virgin Islands has some unique and beautiful flora and fauna and, in addition, has five national park sites on its islands.

Divide the class into five small groups and have each group research one of the five national parks on the islands.  Have each group share what they have learned by creating a "virtual tour" of their own.  Have them share facts and images, and create a tour script that can read to the class.  Invite other classes to come and visit your virtual U.S. Virgin Islands tours.

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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