Westward Journey Nickel Series™ Lesson Plans

Thanks to the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, America’s nickel changed for the first time in 66 years! Five nickels are part of this series – two in 2004, two in 2005, and one in 2006. The ’05 and ’06 nickels also feature new portraits of President Thomas Jefferson.

The new designs celebrate two events of about 200 years before: the Louisiana Purchase and the westward journey of Lewis and Clark.

The Westward Journey Nickel Series Lesson Plans Resource Guide includes background information, reference resources, and reproducible coin images and worksheets related to the journey of Lewis and Clark and the Westward Journey Nickel Series. Many of the nickel lesson plans refer to resources in this guide.

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Lesson Plans

Year coin issued: 2006 | 2005 | 2004

2006

Release of the Return to Monticello Nickel.

Grades K and 1

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 through 6

Grades 7 and 8

Grades 9 through 12

2005

Release of the American Bison Nickel, Ocean in View Nickel, and a new Nickel Obverse.

Grades K and 1

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 through 6

Grades 7 and 8

Grades 9 through 12

2004

Release of the Peace Medal Nickel and Keelboat Nickel.

Grades K and 1

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 through 6

Grades 7 and 8

Grades 9 through 12

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