Lesson Plans

Beautiful Bayou

Students will describe the bayou environment and its special features. Students will identify key physical characteristics of a wild turkey.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Through the Tunnel We Go!

Students will describe the relative positions of objects using prepositions. Students will formulate potential writing ideas.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Scenes from a Salt Marsh

Students will describe characteristics of a salt marsh and identify plants and animals typical of this environment. Students will synthesize and apply knowledge of a salt marsh.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

A Homegrown Budget

Students will describe the life of a Western homestead settler in the 1800s. Students will use addition and subtraction to calculate a budget.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Math, Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

Who’s Who

Students will identify influential individuals and groups of people who participated in the Battles of Saratoga and understand their involvement with the battles. Students will describe how natural resources in Saratoga, New York, affected the Battles of Saratoga.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Rebirth of the Longleaf Pine Forests

Students will explore the history of Longleaf pine forests. Students will investigate methods of conservation used in forest ecosystems.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

Find Your Way on the Parkway

Students will research different types of maps and create a 3-D map to scale of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Students will solve proportion problems to find scale.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Math, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Homestead Narratives

Students will identify groups of people who settled new lands as a result of the Homestead Act of 1862, analyze their motives for moving, and write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on narration.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
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