Lesson Plans

The Life of Lincoln

Students will describe the social and political life of Abraham Lincoln with a focus on his contributions and how they changed the United States of America.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Types: Cent, Quarter

What’s the Story?

Students will plan and organize a group writing assignment based on the 2002 quarter reverse designs.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

A Race though the States

Students will research state information and write questions and answers for a racetrack game. This game will consist of questions relating to the 50 State Quarters Program, the United States (particularly Indiana), and state history.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

Fast Facts

Students will describe the growth and change in America as related to the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

A Life Without Flight

Students will explore the impact of Ohio's "aviation pioneers" on life in America.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Sing for Your State

Students will make and record careful observations about a state quarter. They will use their observations to develop songs about a coin.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Music
Coin Type: Quarter

Double Your Money

Students will estimate and calculate the sum of very large numbers. Students will understand the concept of exponential growth.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
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

Reading “The Hundred Penny Box”

Using a penny and its date, students are asked to remember and write about an important event in their lives. Then students read "The Hundred Penny Box" by Sharon Bell Mathis, the story of a 100-year-old woman who has collected a penny for each birthday she's celebrated and who uses the collection to recount the stories of her life.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Cent

Quarter Response Writing

Students will participate in a coin-centered writing activity and learn the difference between summarization and critical response.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter