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!
Download, print, and color Presidential $1 coins!
Full-page outlines of these coins are available as PDF files or as Web graphics in the
Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plan Resource Center.
Download, print, and color the Golden Dollar!
Click on a coin image to download an Acrobat® file
containing outlines of both sides of this coin to color.
Sacagawea (Native American who assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition) and her infant son.
Presidential $1: Series of Presidential busts, released in the order the Presidents served, beginning with George Washington
Presidential $1: Various—see Pressroom
Eagle in Flight
Presidential $1: Statue of Liberty
Thomas D. Rogers
Presidential $1: Don Everhart
|Date of First Issue||
Presidential $1: 2007
|Weight||Both: 8.1 grams|
|Diameter||Both: 1.043 in. or 26.5 mm|
|Thickness||Both: 2.00 mm|
Want to learn more? Here's how!
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!
|Presidential Portraits||Become a contestant on this virtual quiz show and see how much you know about the Presidents on coins.|
|Branches of Power||Take a look at the three branches of the federal government while you restore the Tree of Democracy.|
|Create-a-Card||Create a greeting card by using your virtual allowance to "buy" designs.|
|Coin Memory||Can you find the matching coins? Test your memory!|
|Making Change||Learn how the Lincoln cent and other coins are designed—and create your own!|
|Mark My Words||Learn more about circulating coins in this crossword puzzle game.|
|Golden Dollar Puzzle||Help unscramble Sacagawea's image!|
|Birth of a Coin||Follow a coin's creation from its initial design to its place in your pocket. You've never see coins come to life like this!|
|Time Machine||1778: George Washington|
|1805: Sacagawea and Thomas Jefferson|
|1814: James Madison|
|The Minting Process Revealed||Check out how pennies and other coins are minted!|
|Presidential $1 Coin Program||Learn all about the coins that honor past Presidents of the United States.|
|Fun With Coins!||There are lots of fun things to do with coins...for example, "Cat and Mouse," a game that uses kinetic force.|
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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