Lesson Plans

Discovering the Role of the Fruit Bat

Students will learn about the fruit bat, its role in the ecosystem of the American Samoa, and design and play a game about fruit bats.
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subject: Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Engaging Ecosystems

Students will understand the diverse ecosystems found at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Students will work in teams to construct a three-dimensional model of an ecosystem.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Conserving the World Around Us: Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy

Students will describe the role of Theodore Roosevelt in the creation of the National Park System. Students will define and discuss conservation. Students will write a proposal to promote conservation of an area of their town or state using scientific information.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter

Rebirth of the Longleaf Pine Forests

Students will explore the history of Longleaf pine forests. Students will investigate methods of conservation used in forest ecosystems.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology
Coin Type: Quarter

Let’s Go Birding!: Everglades National Park

Students will identify and categorize bird species. Students will practice observation, note-taking and map skills.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Science, Art
Coin Type: Quarter

The Nature of Negotiation

Students will make distinctions among animal classes and families and predict needs based on these traits. Students will improve negotiation and cooperation skills.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Dollar

Survival on Mt. Chocorua

Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will identify key features of an ecosystem. Students will demonstrate the use of problem-solving skills.
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Subjects: Language Arts, Science
Coin Type: Quarter