Lesson Plans

A Challenge of Friction: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Students will investigate and make predictions about friction and surface design. Students will develop persuasive communication skills.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Math, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Relevance in Stone

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will analyze how the accomplishments of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt led to their inclusion on Mount Rushmore and relate to contemporary issues.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Exploration Across Eras

Students will understand the chronology of events related to the Corps of Discovery and the United States space program of the 1960s. Students will compare the Corps of Discovery's journey with the space exploration program, including the impact of individuals, technology, presidential leadership, and the influence of international affairs. Students will conduct research using the Internet and other sources. Students will compose a persuasive essay, including a thesis statement and a bibliography. Students will participate in the writing process, including taking notes, outlining, composing first and final drafts, and peer editing.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Nickel

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

The Change Of A River

Students will describe the changes that have affected the Missouri River over the past 200 years by identifying transformations in this area's atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Coin Type: Nickel

16 Lesson Plan Starters

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

A Visit to White Mountain

Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will analyze the history of White Mountain National Forest to understand how visiting the forest has changed from when the park opened in 1918 to today.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter