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Independence Bicentennial Coin Program Lesson Plans

September 27, 2017 - 1976 was the 200th anniversary of American independence. To help celebrate the event, the backs of three circulating coins were given a special design. This was the first time in American history that any circulating coin came out with new...

Lesson Plans by Coin Program

September 27, 2017 - Choose one of the coin programs below to see lesson plans created to support that program. Or use the Lesson Plan Finder to search all of our lesson plans. The plans were created by teachers to cover major grade groups...

Westward Journey Nickel Series™ Lesson Plans

September 27, 2017 - Thanks to the Westward Journey Nickel Series™, America’s nickel changed for the first time in 66 years! Five nickels are part of this series – two in 2004, two in 2005, and one in 2006. The ’05 and ’06 nickels...

Native American $1 Coin Lesson Plans

May 30, 2018 - The Native American $1 Coin Program brings the history of Native Americans to life. Slated to last at least as long as the 10-year Presidential $1 Coin Program, a series of designs will be released, one each year, depicting Native American...

50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

September 29, 2017 - The 50 State Quarters Program is a hit with kids! Thousands of children are collecting these unique coins – one commemorative quarter for each state in the Union – and learning more about their country’s history and heritage. Bring the...

Can You Make a Penny Float?

September 27, 2017 - Do you know how to make a penny float in water? Use the instructions below to see if you can figure it out! Hint: it’s all about density. Find classroom instructions and the solution to this experiment on the Can...

Inside the Denver Mint: The First Coining Press

September 19, 2017 - September 19, 2017 Inside the Denver Mint, there are many artifacts from the United States Mint’s 225-year history. One of the things you might find is a replica of the first coining press from 1792. For the first 40 years...

Ellis Island Quarter Shines in the Garden State

September 1, 2017 - September 1, 2017 by Tracy Chavez The United States Mint and the National Park Service launched the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program New Jersey quarter honoring Ellis Island August 30. The ceremony took place on Ellis Island, the historic gateway...

Lessons That Make Cents

September 6, 2018 - Lessons That Make Cents: September 2018 Back to School It’s Back to School season! Did you know the Mint offers free, complete lesson plans for grades K-12? Use coins as a jumping-off point to teach science, social studies, math, and...

Inside the Denver Mint: The Millionaire Calculating Machine

August 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017 If you visit the Denver Mint, you might meet a millionaire. But this millionaire isn’t a person, and it’s not a coin, either. It’s an object you might use every day in school or as an application...