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State Quarter Day In The Classroom!
Georgia Outline

On July 19, 1999, the Georgia quarter was unveiled at a ceremony at the state's capitol.  This "peach" of a coin made Georgia the fourth state to be celebrated in the fascinating 50 State Quarters® Program.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Georgia's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.

Georgia Quarter Reverse

Georgia Quarter

Learn more about the latest quarter and the important symbols that inspired it.

50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!

50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

FREE Lesson Plans!

The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site for use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.

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, while investigating the images on Georgia's quarter design, invite your students to try out the Teacher Feature activity, State Symbols!

Connected Coins and Medals

America's first Gold Rush began in Georgia in 1828, and by 1938 a branch of the United States Mint was opened in the town of Dahlonega, GA.  Read below to learn about another Georgian coin connection!

Georgia is also home to the National Prisoner of War Museum, which was built on the grounds of a Civil War prison camp to honor the courage and sacrifice of American POWs.  Read about the special commemorative coin that was minted in 1994 out of respect for those special individuals who suffered in the name of our nation.

POW Commemorative Coin Reverse

Our Foreign Friends

Quarter Obverse 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). 1 Euro Obverse

Quarter Games

Puzzle Mint

Here's a challenge for your students!  Put all the pieces of the Georgia quarter back together—in three minutes or less!

Cents of Color

Are your students budding artists?  Let them try their hands at painting the Georgia quarter.  A purple peach with a yellow leaf...let your imagination run wild!

Mark My Words

Here's a word search all about quarters and other coins.  Can your students find all the words on each list?

Birth of a Coin

A Coinage Cartoon

Do you want to show your students how quarters and other coins are made?  Check out the Birth of a Coin cartoon, which tells you all about it!

Teachers' Network

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!