Lesson Plans

Making My Coin

Students will pick a person or place they would like to see featured on a United States coin and create a coin design representing their chosen subject.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar, Medal

Let’s Save the Loons!

Students will learn about the bird featured on the Voyageurs National Park Quarter: the loon. Students will illustrate ways park visitors can help protect the loon.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Light the Way!

Students will learn about the lighthouse at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Students will create a three-dimensional model of a lighthouse.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Postcards from the Past

Students will learn about Ellis Island and the people who passed through on their way to a new life in America. Students will write a postcard from the perspective of an immigrant at Ellis Island.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

How Great to Communicate

Students will explore methods of communication and the 2017 Native American $1 coin featuring Sequoyah and the Cherokee Syllabary.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Follow the Flag

Students will describe ways to respect, preserve and protect the American Flag. Students will discover how communication has changed over time and create an email message.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

Courageous Builders

Students will define and give examples of courageousness. Students will describe the job of an ironworker and the related challenges.
Grades: K, 1st
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

Turtles are Terrific!

Students will define the term ?clan? and explain why some American Indians identify themselves as part of a family or clan. Students will identify and sequence the life cycle of a turtle.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Science, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

My Personal Mount Rushmore

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will recognize famous Americans and the influence they had on our country. Students will analyze what it means to be influential.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter