Class Penny Quilt
Main Subject Area: Social Studies
Additional Subjects: Language Arts
Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will appreciate similarities and differences among their peers.
Coin Facts - Large Cents- http://www.coinfacts.com/large_cents/large_cents.html
Drawing paper cut into squares (size can be determined by teacher)
A circle pattern (about 3 centimeters in diameter)
Pennies (enough for each student to be able to trace)
Coins Used in Lesson:
Grade Level(s): K-2
1. Explain to your class that together they are going to make a type of penny quilt. Each student will make a square that will be a part of a class quilt.
2. Each student will need to think of something that happened in their life that was very important to them. They can brainstorm different ideas together as a class. This would be a good homework assignment to do with their family at home.
3. Once your students have decided on their “significant event” they need to determine the year it happened. On their paper, the students need to write their event.
4. In the center of their quilt piece, have your students trace a circulating penny and date it with the year of the significant event.
5. Then, the students can use a circle pattern about the size of a large cent (about 3 centimeters in diameter) to create a design on their quilt square.
6. Each student can share with the class their significant event and the year it happened. The “penny quilt” can be displayed in the class.
Assessment / Evaluation:
Differentiated Learning Options: