Lesson Plans

Life of a Lighthouse Keeper

The teacher will introduce the concept of lighthouses and the lighthouse keepers who helped guide ships to safety. Students will research how lighthouse keepers lived and learn about their daily tasks. Students will compare the life of a lighthouse keeper with their own life and share findings through a project of their choice.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

I See a Great Blue Heron!

Students will gather and categorize information about the animal and plant species found in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Students will create an illustrated scavenger hunt of living things to observe for visitors in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

The Message in Myths

Students will learn about Cherokee myths and compare and contrast verbal and written communication methods.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Coin Type: Dollar

Building America

Students will describe the Empire State Building and how Native Americans contributed to its construction. Students will research iconic American buildings and present their learning in a creative way.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Frederick Douglass National Historical Site: A Notable Narrative

Students will learn to read and create a timeline and will correctly identify the sequence of events. Students will learn how Frederick Douglass fought for equality and justice for all people.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Scenes from a Salt Marsh

Students will describe characteristics of a salt marsh and identify plants and animals typical of this environment. Students will synthesize and apply knowledge of a salt marsh.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Comparing past and present and showing hospitality.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Dollar

Mountain Museum: Shenandoah National Park

Students will examine, identify and describe Shenandoah National Park's geographical features, plants, animals and visitor activities. Students will use various media to create an original art piece.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter