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Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans (Cleveland 2nd term)

Overview

Students will learn about Grover Cleveland's accomplishments through his second Presidential $1 Coin.

Activity

Using available classroom and online resources, have the students research Cleveland's major accomplishments during his second term as president.  Read the December Coin of the Month to learn more.  Discuss the fact that Cleveland is the only president who served two non-consecutive terms. 

Have the students use an organizer to record the accomplishments of Grover Cleveland's second term and the current events of the time.  Invite the students to use their findings to write a newspaper article as if from that time period.

As an extension, have the students create Presidential flashcards illustrating unique accomplishments of various presidents ("only president who…," "first president who…")

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 supplement the Presidential $1 Coin lesson plans?  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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