Lesson Plans

Goods for You!

Students will define the terms "goods" and "services" and correctly identify examples of both.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

The Value of Coins

Students will analyze and reflect on their personal values.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

The Nature of Coins

Students will explore the differences between natural resources and man-made materials.
Grade: K
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Sorting by Site

Students will identify elements of their own community and compare and contrast these elements with those in other communities.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Quarters from the Coast

Students will compare and contrast the location of land and water on a map of theUnited States while also becoming aware of the physical shape of the nation and home state.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Using Your Senses

Students will read an age-appropriate text to learn about the woman featured on Alabama's quarter reverse, Helen Keller. They will also conduct a science exploration of the five senses.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Sounding Out the Symbols

Students will, while learning about symbols, sort words orally, understand that letters represent sounds, and note words that start with the same letter.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Coin Crossroads

Students will play a racetrack game using money vocabulary and by adding coins with the same value.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Pioneers in Space

Students will learn the meaning of the word "pioneer" and will be introduced to some aviation pioneers who came from Ohio. The students will also preview and listen to an age-appropriate text relating to the design of the Ohio quarter reverse.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Sing A Song of Coinage

Students will closely examine a cent (penny), nickel, dime and quarter. They will list words that describe each coin and will use their observations to create a song about coins.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts, Science, Music
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter