Lesson Plans

We Flip for Quarters!

Students will use a chart to find information and then create pop-up flip books about a state for which a new quarter was released in 2001.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Mural Mania

Students will learn about the state in which they live and create a mural to display symbols for their state.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Cooperation Station

Students will create a class book based on the states covered during the year.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Class Penny Quilt

Students will learn about penny quilts made in the late 1700s through the early 1800s. They will then identify significant events from their lives and create their own class penny quilt displaying this information.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Cent

How Change Has Changed

Students will create a timeline to show the sequence of change that the "tails" side of a quarter has gone through.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

The Alphabet of Coins

Students will use letter and sound relationships of initial consonants to complete sentences that follow a given repeating pattern. These sentences will be based on coin terms found on the U.S. Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change website.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Simple Symbols (1999/2000)

Students will define what a symbol is and identify symbols associated with pre-selected states.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Ben Franklin Half Dollar

Students will research Franklin's contributions to American culture and technological progress through his quotes and inventions. They will also analyze research in order to design a coin honoring Ben Franklin's contributions.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Half Dollar

Fantastic Forms

Students will recognize the physical shape of the USA and their home state.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Coin-Shaped Books

After reviewing United States coins throughout history, students create shape books for their favorite coins. Each book contains text and illustrations created by the students.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar