Lessons that make Cents 2019 LTMC Back to School August banner onlineFun Ideas for Teaching With Coins

Are you looking for ways to teach content in new and engaging ways for the upcoming school year? You can always count on coins to change things up! The U.S. Mint has 400+ lesson plans and online resources designed to expand your students’ knowledge across a variety of subjects, including state and U.S. history, math, social studies, science, language arts, music, and art, through the fascinating world of American coins.

New School Year, New Look

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This summer, the Mint launched a new homepage, designed to be more dynamic and mobile-friendly. Check out our new site at www.usmint.gov and dive into our hundreds of lesson plans, coloring pages, games, and online activities. Or, if you’re looking for something specific, reach out to education.outreach@usmint.treas.gov to request resources that meet your classroom needs.


Coin of the Month: San Antonio Missions Quarter

In September, the Mint is launching the 49th quarter of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program featuring San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas. Established in the 1700s, the San Antonio missions helped create the foundation for the city of San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Missions Quarter Reverse

  • About the Design: The reverse (tails) of the coin shows elements of a Spanish Colonial Real coin with symbols of the San Antonio missions within the quadrants. The wheat symbolizes farming, the arches and bell symbolize community, a lion represents Spanish cultural heritage, and water represents the irrigation methods from the San Antonio River.
  • Additional Resources: Check our our lesson plan about the 2019 San Antonio quarter, Piercing Together History at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and a free PDF coloring page.


Featured Resource: Lesson Plan Portal

Lessons that Make Cents LTMC August 2019 Back to School lesson plan iconLooking for lesson plans on financial literacy? Air and space? State and U.S. history? Check out our lesson plan portal today, or reach out to us to request resources that meet your classroom needs.


Featured Video: In a Mint Minute

Lessons that Make Cents LTMC August 2019 Back to School Mint Minute video iconThe Mint has a fascinating history. Check out this 60 second video to learn more about us and what we do!



11 Free Online Education Games

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The Mint offers 11 free online educational games, designed to reinforce key concepts and support learning. Check out our games website today!



We Want to Hear from You!

2019 Coin Coloring Book Lessons that Make Cents April iconAre 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, 11 online educational games, 100+ videos, online quizzes, a free 2019 Coin Coloring Book PDF, and other resources. Reach out to us at education.outreach@usmint.treas.gov to request resources that fit your education needs.

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