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

Symbolism in a Coin: Native American Code Talkers

Students will identify the 2016 Native American $1 Coin reverse, correctly name its geometric shape, identify symbols and recall experiences to create a coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

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

It’s in the Details

Students will classify objects. Students will define what an adjective is and describe objects using descriptive words.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Types: Quarter, Medal

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

Effigy Mounds National Monument: Shapes and Symbols

Students will identify the 2017 Effigy Mounds National Monument America the Beautiful Quarter reverse, correctly name its geometric shape, identify symbols within the design and recall experiences to create a new coin.
Grades: K, 1st
Subject: Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Beautiful Bayou

Students will describe the bayou environment and its special features. Students will identify key physical characteristics of a wild turkey.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
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

Helping Hands

Exploring hospitality, helpfulness, and healthful foods
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Dollar