Discover History in Your Pocket

kids history in your pocket activity materials

Did you know that coins can last thousands of years? Every time you hold a coin, you are holding a piece of history. A lot of what we know about ancient civilizations is from coins.

Grade: 2nd grade and up

Materials: paper, pencil

Time: 15 minutes

The things on our coins today will tell future generations about our culture. Explore the different coins in our coin pages or from a collection you have at home. Pick your favorite U.S. coin.

Pretend you are living 100 years in the future. What would you think about U.S. culture if you found that coin?