Lesson Plans

Treaty Partners

Students will understand the purpose of treaties among the Native Americans and settlers. Students will use writing to display and deepen their understanding of a treaty.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Let’s Try for a Treaty

Students will understand and explain the terms 'treaty' and 'diplomacy.' Students will apply and extend knowledge of these concepts through fictional situations of character conflict.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Roots of American Diplomacy

Students will understand the historical significance of the Iroquois Confederacy by examining Iroquois efforts to secure peace with other Native American peoples through diplomatic relations. Students will demonstrate this understanding through completion of a concept map on diplomacy, a writing assignment, and a skit presented to the class.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

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

Our Own Tree of Peace

Students will define the term 'peace,' construct a tree of peace that lists ways the students can get along in class, and identify important ideas within a story.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

The Lovely Long E

Students will identify words containing the long 'e' vowel sound. Students will distinguish between words being formed with 'ee' or 'ea' to make the long 'e' vowel sound.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

How Does a Garden Grow?

Students will identify and sequence the steps involved in planting a garden.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Science
Coin Type: Dollar

Can You Picture This?

Students will practice the skill of visualization as a means of demonstrating comprehension.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

Three Sisters Sprouts

Students will observe parts of a plant and seeds and how seeds grow into plants. Students will explore what seeds need to sprout and what plants need to grow. Students will examine and identify the differences between the Three Sisters seeds (corn, squash, and beans).
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subject: Science
Coin Type: Dollar

The Many Faces of Coins

Students will examine and discuss the designs on the circulating coins produced by the United States Mint. They will read to learn about the woman and child featured on the Golden Dollar. They will then compare and contrast this coin to the other circulating U.S. coins.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar