The United States Mint will released the Oklahoma quarter on January 28, 2008. Oklahoma is the forty-sixth state to be honored as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program and the first quarter of the 2008 series.
The Oklahoma quarter features the state bird, the scissortail flycatcher and the state wildflower, the Indian blanket. The design was chosen by the residents of Oklahoma because it represented the state's natural beauty.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the features of this coin and the excitement of the Oklahoma "State Quarter Day" into your classroom!
Learn more about the latest quarter.
50 State Quarters Program
Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!
50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans
The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are ready for you to use in your classroom! Take a look at the lessons created specifically to celebrate the Oklahoma quarter: Symbols in My Eyes (K–1), Spy the Flycatcher (2–3), and Oh, the Regions! (4–6)! After that, be sure to check out the rest of the state-specific plans, FREE to download in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, and 4 through 6.
Are you a secondary school teacher interested in introducing the 50 State Quarters Program into your curriculum? Well, now you can! Our 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans for grades 7 through 12 are also written by educators. To download these FREE plans, visit the 50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans today!
State Quarter Day Classroom Activities
Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!
Also, take a trip to Coin Collector's Workshop! Here, you can enroll in Inspector Collector's Coin Course, or solve coin mysteries in Get a Clue About Collecting. You can even learn How To Share Your Hobby!
"Seeing the States" WebQuest
What's so great about the United States? Let your students find out for themselves as they explore the coins in the 50 State Quarters Program to complete this fun Internet research project, the "Seeing the States" WebQuest.
Connected Coins and Medals
The Oklahoma quarter features the state bird, the scissortail flycatcher and the state wildflower, the Indian blanket. The design was chosen by the residents of Oklahoma because it represented the stat's natural beauty. Learn more about other coins which celebrate the unique flora and fauna of each of the states.
2003 Arkansas Quarter: Arkansas is nicknamed "The Natural State" because of its many natural attractions and resources, including streams, lakes, farmland, wildlife, and minerals. Learn more about "The Natural State" and its many resources including diamonds!
2001 Vermont Quarter: The Vermont quarter features an image of maple trees being tapped for syrup against a background of Camel's Hump Mountain. Learn more about maple syrup and how Vermont earned its nickname the "Green Mountain State"
Our Foreign Friends
|The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro. With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts).|
A Coinage Cartoon
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