Engaging At-Home Learners with Coins
Searching for fun ways to engage with students who are learning online or remotely? Try coins! Coins can be a great resource to teach students of all grades and subjects, including social studies, language arts, and STEAM. Check out the Mint’s free online resources and activities to use coins to enhance at-home learning.
- Social Studies: Charting History with Pennies: Collect pennies, sort them in ascending order, research key events in history, and create a timeline of U.S. history.
- Language Arts: Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Play the role of a local news reporter and write an article about a national historical park or memorial and its significance to American history.
- Science: Call of the Wild: Protecting and Conserving America’s Wilderness: Understand what wilderness is, why it’s important, and brainstorm ways to protect and conserve it for future generations.
- Art: Making My Coin: Pick a person or place to be featured on a U.S. coin and create a coin design representing their chosen subject.
- Math: How Much? Solve story problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals. Represent parts of a dollar as a fraction, a decimal, and a percentage.
These videos can be used alone or as a supplemental resource for our free 400+ lesson plans on our Educators site.
U.S. Geography Game
Test your students’ knowledge of U.S. states, capitals, and fun trivia in our free online game, Map Mania.
Inspire your students to dive into the hobby of coin collecting with the Mint’s free online kids coin collecting tips.
Explore the meaning behind U.S. coin designs, including the new 2020 quarters in our online kids coin library.
We Want to Hear from You!
Are you interested in incorporating coins into your classroom next year, but aren’t sure where to start? Let us help you! The U.S. Mint offers K-12 lesson plans, 12 online educational games, 100+ videos, online quizzes, a free 2020 Coin Coloring Book PDF, and other resources. Reach out to us at email@example.com to request resources that fit your education needs.