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Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans (Benjamin Harrison)

Overview

Students will learn about the Electoral College and the accomplishments of Benjamin Harrison through his Presidential $1 Coin.

Activity

Have the students research Benjamin Harrison to learn about his accomplishments while serving as our country’s 23rd President.  Start with the October Coin of the Month to learn more about Benjamin Harrison.

Have the students research Harrison’s major accomplishments during his presidency.  Discuss the fact that Benjamin Harrison was elected president even though he received fewer votes than his opponent.

Using information from class discussions and classroom resources, have the students research the history and purpose of the Electoral College.  Invite the students to record their findings in a graphic organizer and write summary statements connecting their research with the outcome of President Harrison’s election.

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 Changeâ„¢ 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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