Lesson Plans

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

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

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

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

Oh, the Life of a Tree

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will identify natural resources. Students will understand the life cycle of a tree.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Pools of Wonder: Acadia National Park

Starting with the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will access the park's website to understand tide pool communities and the plants and animals that live in them. After viewing the website's view of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, the students will imagine the area of the rocks, ocean, and tide pools. They will learn more through videos and texts, then demonstrate their knowledge through class discussions, diagrams, worksheets, and illustrations.
Grades: K, 1st
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter