The United States Mint released the Utah quarter on November 5, 2007. Utah is the forty-fifth state to be honored as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.
On May 10, 1869, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroad lines met Promontory, Utah. Utah's quarter shows two trains meeting at the golden spike before Utah mountains. The moment captured on Uta's quarter truly changed the state and the nation forever!
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the features of this coin and the excitement of the Utah "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 Utah quarter: Which Came First? (K–1), I'll Meet You in the Middle (2–3), and Read All About It! (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 Utah quarter features two trains meeting at the golden spike and the motto "Crossroads of the West." Learn more about other coins featuring marvels of engineering and the linking of east and west.
2005 West Virginia Quarter: The West Virginia quarter features the engineering wonder known as the New River Gorge Bridge.
1915 Panama-Pacific Octagonal 50-Dollar Coin: Learn more about the completion of the Panama Canal and how this engineering marvel connected the East and West.
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
Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network. As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!