Lesson Plans

Numbering Up and Down: Great Smoky Mountains

Students will demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction. Students will demonstrate an understanding of number sentences and number stories.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

My Personal Mount Rushmore

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will recognize famous Americans and the influence they had on our country. Students will analyze what it means to be influential.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

This Coin is Our Song

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will recognize national anthems and identify musical instruments. Students will demonstrate an understanding of creating an original song and designing a class coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Oh, the Life of a Tree

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will identify natural resources. Students will understand the life cycle of a tree.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Geometric Celebration

Starting with the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter, students will demonstrate an understanding of two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric shapes.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Pair Us Down White Mountain

Students will demonstrate an understanding of acrostic poetry. Students will understand the medium of watercolor.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Pools of Wonder: Acadia National Park

Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will access the park's website to understand tide pool communities and the plants and animals that live in them. After viewing the website's view of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the students will imagine the area of the rocks, ocean, and tide pools. They will learn more through videos and texts, then demonstrate their knowledge through class discussions, diagrams, worksheets, and illustrations.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter