Lesson Plans

Key to the National Anthem

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will describe how the events of the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Form Meets Function

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will understand and explain some of the distinct ecosystems and natural features of Great Basin National Park.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

News of the Acadians: Acadia National Park

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of the Acadians who lived in the area of Acadia National Park.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

14 Lesson Plan Starters

See individual starters.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

16 Lesson Plan Starters

See individual starters.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

They Were Born Where?

Students will identify where the presidents of the United States were born and the role of geography in determining election outcomes by creating graphs and analyzing the results of presidential elections.
Grades: 9th, 10th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Dollar