There are so many fun ways to introduce your students to American coins! Below you will find a collection of educational resources to help get your students started. To add additional lesson ideas to this site, please sign up to participate in the Teachers' Network. And don't forget to visit the Circulating Coins section to find out more about all of the current circulating coins from the United States Mint!
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|Obverse Design||Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
|Obverse Designer||John Ray Sinnock|
|Reverse Design||Torch, Olive Branch, Oak Branch|
|Reverse Designer||John Ray Sinnock|
|Date of First Issue||1946|
|Diameter||O.705 in. or 17.91 mm|
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Just For Fun!
Kids love coins! Watch your students explore some of the fun activities below and watch them gain an appreciation for coins and coin collecting!
This section is just for you! Click on each of the sections below to find an inventory of educational resources from the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site related to the quarter. These lesson plans activities will be a hit with your students and are ready to be used in your classroom today!
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- An Introduction to Coins
- Counting by 10s, 5s, and 1s
- Adding Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes
- Let's Go Shopping
- Sun Prints
- Change Mixer
- Pot of Money
- Beat the Bank
- Money in the Bank
- Going to the Grocery Store
- I'm in the Money!
- For Sale!
- Mixing Coins
- Stamping Coins
- Matching Pairs
- Pennies and Nickels and Dimes...Oh, My!
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