Lesson Plans

The Battle of Sullivan’s Island

The students will describe the role of William Jasper as a participant in the Battle of Sullivan's Island. The students will create a map of the Battle of Sullivan's Island using coordinate graphing.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Ancient Story Problems

Students will research ancient civilizations and develop story problems using symbols and coins from those times. Students will then retell these story problems using modern terms and coins. This lesson is part of the Unit Plan “Ancient and Modern Coins.”
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Faces of Mount Rushmore

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will demonstrate an understanding of how to compare and contrast. Students will demonstrate an understanding of scale measurements.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

Oh Say! What a Big Flag!

Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will understand and demonstrate measurement skills. Students will analyze the national anthem.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Music
Coin Type: Quarter

Influenced by History

Starting with the Great Basin National Park quarter, students will learn about the environment where the Bristlecone Pines grow. Students will research and report on courageous characters in American history.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Coin Type: Quarter

Timing on Lake Erie

Starting with the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial quarter, students will demonstrate an understanding of sequencing. Students will demonstrate an understanding of elapsed time.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies
Coin Type: Quarter

And Now for the Weather Report

The students will research the climate and forecast the weather for all the national sites depicted on the 2011 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Representing the National Parks and Forest

In many businesses and organizations, people often give presentations to show information about projects or events, sell a product or idea, or give information to the public, often including graphs because they visually display data to highlight relationships in the data. Students research and design graphs to compare national sites depicted on the 2010 America the Beautiful Quarters Program coins.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subject: Math
Coin Type: Quarter

Colorful Colorado

Students will explain the relationship between wavelength and the color of light. Students will identify the colors of the visible spectrum. Students will analyze the effect of a prism on white light and describe why this occurs.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Math, Social Studies, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter