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The lesson plans draw on the education standards set forth by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). As these guidelines form the basis of many school systems' educational requirements and testing structures, the lesson plans can be easily integrated into your core curriculum.  These lesson plans will help you meet standard learning objectives, while making even basic lessons more memorable:

Social Studies

  • Integrating American history and United States geography into each activity
  • Introducing students to State capitals, symbols, and mottoes
  • Exploring historical figures who have helped to build this nation
  • Examining culture that is indicative of different U.S. regions


  • Exploring mathematical concepts and operations
  • Introducing students to coin values
  • Performing mathematical functions using currently circulating American coins
  • Applying real-world problem solving skills

Language Arts

  • Reading and writing in a variety of literary styles
  • Employing the grammatical, mechanical, and organizational skills involved in the writing process
  • Gathering and recording information related to specific research topics


  • Observing the physical characteristics of currently circulating American coins
  • Examining the scientific contributions made by important American figures


  • Using technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.