Lesson Plans

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

Encountering Hospitality

Examining interactions between Lewis and Clark and Native Americans.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

Lights! Camera! Hospitality!

Using media to convey interactions between Native Americans and Lewis and Clark.
Grades: 7th, 8th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, Economics
Coin Type: Dollar

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Comparing past and present and showing hospitality.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Helping Hands

Exploring hospitality, helpfulness, and healthful foods
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Dollar

Ancient Story Problems

Students will research ancient civilizations and develop story problems using symbols and coins from those times. Students will then retell these story problems using modern terms and coins. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Ancient and Modern Coins.”
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Ancient Myths Retold

Students will be introduced to mythology and will create modern versions of ancient myths based on figures represented on modern U.S. coins. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan "Ancient and Modern Coins."
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar