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
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar
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.
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.
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.