Lesson Plans

What’s In The Bag?

Students will research a historical figure from the United States and introduce their classmates to items associated with this person. Students will also predict how that historical figure would fit into today's society.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

The Journey of Sacagawea

Students will examine the life of Sacagawea, the exceptional woman chosen to appear on the Golden Dollar, and will write journal entries based on their research.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Dollar

Coin Trading Cards

Students will research U.S. coins and historical figures, and will write informational text to create trading cards based on their research.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Coins in U.S. History

Students will investigate, appreciate, and deepen their knowledge of U.S. coins and the history associated with these coins. They will also learn about events in U.S. history.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Who IS That Woman?

Students will participate in a jigsaw reading activity about the contributions of Sacagawea to the Corps of Discovery. They will also write a poem to reflect what they learned.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Why is Sacagawea on the Golden Dollar?

After researching the decision to place the image of Sacagawea on the Golden Dollar, students will write persuasive essays either defending or opposing this decision.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar