Lesson Plans

It’s in the Details

Students will classify objects. Students will define what an adjective is and describe objects using descriptive words.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Types: Quarter, Medal

Follow the Flag

Students will describe ways to respect, preserve and protect the American Flag. Students will discover how communication has changed over time and create an email message.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

Touching Sky: Through Tradition and Words

Students will describe the role of Mohawk Ironworkers. Students will create poems to demonstrate perspective of the Mohawk Ironworkers.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Building America

Students will describe the Empire State Building and how Native Americans contributed to its construction. Students will research iconic American buildings and present their learning in a creative way.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

I Am Steel

Students will analyze the movement of Americans and the Mohawk ironworkers from rural to urban areas for job opportunities. Students will write a script and present a monologue from the perspective of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne ironworker on the construction site.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Drama
Coin Type: Dollar

Courageous Builders

Students will define and give examples of courageousness. Students will describe the job of an ironworker and the related challenges.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Code Talkers Recognition Act

Students will research and draw conclusions about specific time periods. Students will understand and sequence events and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Code Talkers in American history.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Art
Coin Type: Medal

Frederick Douglass National Historical Site: Champion a Cause

Students will describe the role of Frederick Douglass as an advocate for equality and justice for all people. Students will identify causes Frederick Douglass believed in. Students will define and discuss being involved in a cause and share causes they personally believe in. Students will write a presentation about a cause they believe in and advocate for their cause to the class.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Frederick Douglass National Historical Site: A Notable Narrative

Students will learn to read and create a timeline and will correctly identify the sequence of events. Students will learn how Frederick Douglass fought for equality and justice for all people.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Effigy Mounds National Monument: Shapes and Symbols

Students will identify the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful Quarter reverse, correctly name its geometric shape, identify symbols within the design and recall experiences to create a new coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter