Lesson Plans

Coin Program Poetry

Students discuss and research an individual or event from a coin program. They then use the information to write acrostic poems, creating stand-up accordion books to display the poems.
Grades: 3rd, 4th
Subject: Coins & Mint
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Quarter, Dollar

Half Dollar Purchasing Power

Students will explore the purchasing power of the half dollar. Students will collect and graph prices over time, and then write math problems to determine the percent increase between periods.
Grades: 3rd, 4th
Subject: Math
Coin Type: Half Dollar

Great Coin Graph!

Students will compare sets of coins and determine which group is greater than, less than, or equal to the other according to the number and value of each set. Students will read and interpret a simple bar graph to answer questions.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar

Battle of the Coins

Students will observe the physical attributes, such as size, height, weight, and length, of coins. Students will play a game to compare coins to one another.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd
Subject: Math
Coin Types: Cent, Nickel, Dime, Quarter

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
Coin Type: Quarter