Lesson Plans

Crafting Cause and Effect

Students will be able to describe the significance of George Rogers Clark’s journey and capture of Fort Sackville. The students will explain cause and effect with regards to how Clark’s victory paved the way for Lewis and Clark’s journey west.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

A Special Place

Students will explore how personal experiences can lead to conservation efforts. Students will demonstrate their understanding by creating a digital presentation proposing the conservation of a special place.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Harpers Ferry History

Students will be able to describe the significance of John Brown’s Fort using primary and secondary sources. The students will explain the importance of using multiple primary sources.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Photographic Memories

Students will use photographic techniques as a means to document and raise awareness of environments. Students will explain the importance of nature conservation and describe ways of sharing this message with others. Students will identify foreground and background in a composition.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Fact Checking History

Students will be able to describe the significance of the Battles of Saratoga using primary and secondary sources. Students will explain the importance of using multiple primary sources to become an informed citizen.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Contact Without Impact: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Students will evaluate how different modes of travel impact the environment. Students will propose persuasive solutions to reduce carbon footprints.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Math, Language Arts, Science, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

A Challenge of Friction: Great Sand Dunes National Park

Students will investigate and make predictions about friction and surface design. Students will develop persuasive communication skills.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Math, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Relevance in Stone

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will analyze how the accomplishments of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt led to their inclusion on Mount Rushmore and relate to contemporary issues.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Key to the National Anthem

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will describe how the events of the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Peace in Word and Deed

Starting with the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter, students will explore how events lead to establishing memorials and demonstrate their understanding by creating a persuasive argument.
Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter