Lesson Plans

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

The Message in Myths

Students will learn about Cherokee myths and compare and contrast verbal and written communication methods.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

Ozark National Scenic Riverways: Carved by Karst

Students will learn about karst topography and cave ecosystems and will explore the human and environmental factors that can have a long-lasting effect on them.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subject: Science
Coin Type: Quarter

The Battle of Sullivan’s Island

The students will describe the role of William Jasper as a participant in the Battle of Sullivan's Island. The students will create a map of the Battle of Sullivan's Island using coordinate graphing.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter