Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans (Ulysses S. Grant)
Students will learn about the contributions of Ulysses S. Grant through the Presidential $1 Coins lesson plans.
Download a "Three Coins" worksheet PDF file that shows the Ulysses S. Grant $1 Coin, the 1936 Battle of Gettysburg half dollar, and the Yellowstone National Park quarter. Display the images for the students to see. Ask the students what connections they can make among the three coins. (As our 18th President, Grant served in the military during the Civil War and established Yellowstone, our first national park).
Read the Coin of the Month article to learn more about Ulysses S. Grant. Distribute a blank timeline to the students and have them research Ulysses S. Grant's major accomplishments throughout his life and presidency. Students should illustrate key points, highlighting the connections made between the three coins. Present timelines to others and display in the classroom.
Make a Connection
Do you know that we have a collection of FREE lesson plans based on the Presidential $1 Coin Program?
Choose one of the Presidential $1 Coin lesson plans from the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site. Apply it to any president that you or your students choose:
- A Day as President (grades K and 1)
- Power of the People (2 and 3)
- Presidential Gallery (4 through 6)
- History in the Making (7 and 8)
- They Were Born Where? (9 and 10)
- Give Me Liberty (11 and 12)
Find out more about each of the Presidential $1 Coins and their presidents in the "Coins and Medals" section.
Want to bring the Presidential $1 Coin lesson plans into your classroom? Visit our Presidential Links page to get biographies, printable election maps, inaugural records, games, and more.
Learn more about the lives and work of the First Spouses by viewing each of the First Spouse coins in the "Coins and Medals" section.
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