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Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans (Rutherford B. Hayes)

Overview

Students will learn about cause and effect and the accomplishments of Rutherford B. Hayes through his Presidential $1 Coin.

Activity

Have the students research Rutherford B. Hayes to learn about his accomplishments while serving as our country's 19th President.   Read the October Coin of the Month to learn more about Rutherford B. Hayes.  Have the students research Hayes' major accomplishments during his presidency.  Have the students complete a cause-and-effect chart highlighting current events from 1877 to 1881, then write summary statements connecting the cause and effect chart with President Hayes' accomplishments.

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:

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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