Lesson Plans

Harpers Ferry History

Students will be able to describe the significance of John Brown's Fort using primary and secondary sources. The students will explain the importance of using multiple primary sources.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

I See a Great Blue Heron!

Students will gather and categorize information about the animal and plant species found in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Students will create an illustrated scavenger hunt of living things to observe for visitors in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Conserving the World Around Us: Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy

Students will describe the role of Theodore Roosevelt in the creation of the National Park System. Students will define and discuss conservation. Students will write a proposal to promote conservation of an area of their town or state using scientific information.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Code Talkers – Primary Sources

Students will be able to describe the significance of Native American Code Talkers by identifying and evaluating primary and secondary sources.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Symbolism in a Coin: Native American Code Talkers

Students will identify the 2016 Native American $1 Coin reverse, correctly name its geometric shape, identify symbols and recall experiences to create a coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

How Great to Communicate

Students will explore methods of communication and the 2017 Native American $1 coin featuring Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabary.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Sequoyah’s Diary

Students will research the life of Sequoyah and create a diary detailing his accomplishments and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Communicating Change

Students will describe the impact the Sequoyah's Syllabary had on the Cherokee people. Students will apply the concept of change to another important invention in the realm of communication.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar