Lesson Plans

The Battle of Sullivan’s Island

The students will describe the role of William Jasper as a participant in the Battle of Sullivan's Island. The students will create a map of the Battle of Sullivan's Island using coordinate graphing.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

A Homegrown Budget

Students will describe the life of a Western homestead settler in the 1800s. Students will use addition and subtraction to calculate a budget.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Math, Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

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

Through the Tunnel We Go!

Students will describe the relative positions of objects using prepositions. Students will formulate potential writing ideas.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Math, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Matching Pairs

Students will match coins (of different denominations) to different amounts. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar

Stamping Coins

Students will learn and demonstrate that they can use a variety of coin combinations to make a single amount. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar

Mixing Coins

Students will explore mixed (different denomination) coin sets and will create different total amounts using what they learn. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar

For Sale!

After reading an appropriate children's math text, students will review same type (denomination) coin sets, and will build same type sets equaling fifty cents. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Creative Coin Combinations.”
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar

I’m in the Money!

Students will play a game in which they count out the costs in coins for different labeled classroom items. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “What’s it Worth?
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter