Lesson Plans

Super Saguaro

Students will understand the life cycle of the saguaro cactus and identify different animals which call the saguaro home.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Big Blue Sky

Students will describe geographical features including landforms and bodies of water.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Helping Hands

Exploring hospitality, helpfulness, and healthful foods
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Dollar

Pennies and Nickels and Dimes Oh, My!

Students will play a game in which they determine the number of cents (pennies) that equal a nickel, dime, and quarter. The students will also identify which set of coins has more, fewer, or the same amount while also counting each collection and writing the corresponding value.
Grade: K
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

It’s Time to Rhyme

Students will identify and create rhyming words.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Getting Better at Guessing

Students will work in groups to examine a jar of coins to make both "guesstimations" and more precise estimations.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Type: Cent

Making Cents

Students will play a game in which they create monetary amounts using different coin combinations.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, 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

Treasure Hunt!

Students will read maps and use a compass rose.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

All About Nicknames

Students will understand nicknames and their origins. Students will understand the characteristics of a topographical map.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter