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
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.
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.