Lesson Plans

Influenced by History

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will learn about the environment where the Bristlecone Pines grow. Students will research and report on courageous characters in American history.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Survival on Mt. Chocorua

Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will identify key features of an ecosystem. Students will demonstrate the use of problem-solving skills.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Adapting to Denali: Denali National Park and Preserve

Students will understand and describe different types of animal adaptations, including physical and behavioral adaptations. Students will identify adaptations of animals in a specific environment.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Cooking Up a Volcano: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Students will understand and describe how volcanoes are formed and how they function. Students will research basic features of volcanoes, specifically the volcanoes of Hawaii. Students will demonstrate an understanding of volcanoes through creative writing.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Lend a Helping Hand: Acadia National Park

Students will demonstrate understanding of the importance of philanthropy, community service, and volunteerism in our culture. Students will examine the contributions of famous Americans to the national park system.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Making Treaties

Students will explore the concept of treaties and will use negotiations to resolve a conflict.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

National Sites Slide Show

After researching several national sites (parks and or battlefields) and brainstorming adjective and descriptive words, students will produce a descriptive narration for a slide show from one of the selected national sites to demonstrate their learning.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Lincoln 2.0

Students will be able to identify and analyze the challenges that Abraham Lincoln faced during his presidency in relation to keeping the Union intact.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Coin Type: Cent

Symbols of Peace

Students will learn about the Iroquois Confederacy, the Great Law of Peace, symbolism, and the symbolism in burying weapons beneath the Great Tree of Peace.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Lincoln Lithograph

Students will identify important events and people in the life of Abraham Lincoln and their influence on his life.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Economics
Coin Type: Cent