Students will use writing and art skills to create a book in the shape of a coin.
Subject Area Connections
- History & Government
- Sessions: One
- Session Length: 20-30 minutes
- Total Time: 0-45 minutes
- Internet access
- The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change website at www.usmint.gov/kids
- Coins or coin images
- Circle templates
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Construction paper for the book covers
- Plain paper for the book pages
- Staples, yarn, or other book-binding supplies
- Show the students coins or images using the H.I.P. Pocket Change website as a reference and discuss the coins. Have each student select a favorite or interesting coin. Help each download a front and a back image of the coin.
- Hand out the templates, and tell students they are each going to make a coin-shaped book about the coin they selected. Have them start by creating an original cover.
- Ask each student to first pick how many pages long they want the book to be. Then have them write a sentence about the coin on each page.
- Assemble the books using yarn, staples, or some other creative binding technique.
Differentiated Learning Options
Have students use a scribe.
Use a standard writing rubric that includes any criteria set by you or the students to judge the merits of the coin-shaped books.
Common Core Standards
This lesson plan is not associated with any Common Core Standards.
This lesson plan is not associated with any National Standards.