Lesson Plans

Crafting Cause and Effect

Students will be able to describe the significance of George Rogers Clark’s journey and capture of Fort Sackville. The students will explain cause and effect with regards to how Clark’s victory paved the way for Lewis and Clark’s journey west.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Key to the National Anthem

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will describe how the events of the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Photographic Memories

Students will use photographic techniques as a means to document and raise awareness of environments. Students will explain the importance of nature conservation and describe ways of sharing this message with others. Students will identify foreground and background in a composition.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Fact Checking History

Students will be able to describe the significance of the Battles of Saratoga using primary and secondary sources. Students will explain the importance of using multiple primary sources to become an informed citizen.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

You Can Bank On It!

Students will thoroughly understand the purpose and functions of the Federal Reserve System and its effect on our nation's economy. They will learn that monetary policies are decisions by the Federal Reserve System that lead to changes in the supply of money and the availability of credit. Changes in the money supply can influence overall levels of spending, employment, and prices by inducing changes in interest rates charged for credit and by affecting the levelsof personal and business investment spending.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subject: Economics
Coin Type: Quarter

Form Meets Function

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will understand and explain some of the distinct ecosystems and natural features of Great Basin National Park.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

A World of Money

Students will identify, recognize, and appreciate continuing global traditions related to the creation of national currencies. They will evaluate and analyze the role currency plays in shaping a national or regional identity. They will discuss and predict how regional, cultural,and national identity influences the designers of world currency.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Give Me Liberty

Students will define 'liberty' and explore the concept in our nation's history and culture. Students will connect the office of the presidency to our nation's development and its place in history, then create a multimedia presentation.
Grades: 11th, 12th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Dollar