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Slowly But Surely

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The US mint has created this fabulous lesson plan, which practices language arts and mathematics skills. Learners will use the provided worksheets and step-by-step instructions to experiment with different sentence structures, use...
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Sort it Out!

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Engineering feats occur around us all the time, often without us noticing; one example is a coin-sorting machine. In a straightforward, yet challenging activity, young engineers work together to design their own coin sorter. Beginning...
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How Old is Your Money?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Elementary learners explore coin mint dates. First, they listen to the book Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst. They then sort a collection of coins according to their mint date and put them in order from oldest...
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Banks, Credit & the Economy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take your learners through a virtual tour of the US mint to learn about currency, and then discover the role of the Federal Reserve as the nation's central bank. Readings will also provide an overview of banks and lending,...
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The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How...
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Symbols in My Eyes

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Explore the hidden meanings behind the images on US currency with this elementary school lesson on symbolism. Starting with a class discussion about symbols, children go on to brainstorm different objects that represent the Unites States...
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Electroplating: When Is a Penny Worth Less Than One Cent?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Did you know that pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States? A demonstration starts the lesson proving the different material composition of pennies from different years. Then scholars complete an experiment to...
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Absolutely and Relatively: The Puerto Rico Quarter Reverse

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How much does your class know about Puerto RIco? How much can they learn from the back of a 2009 quarter? Use the coin, part of a series of quarters that depict US territories, to teach learners about the geography, culture, and history...
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What's The Story?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Groups of learners get together and are given copies of the state quarter reverses from the 2002 US Mint issue. Each pupil makes up a story that's based on the scene that appears on the reverse side of the quarter. The goal is for all...
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Getting To Know an Era

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the ways which we commemorate the important events in our country's history. They examine the state quarters and discuss events portrayed on the reverse. They design a coin to commemorate an important event in an era...
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Starting a Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine state quarters with images that refer to the Industrial Revolution. They discuss whether or not it is appropriate to commemorate that event. They research the Slater Mill and decide if it should be commemorated.
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Cents-ible Chemistry-Analysis of the Metal in a Penny

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students determine the base metals and surface metals in a penny. In this analysis of metals lesson plan, students determine the density of five pennies minted in different years. They use different chemicals such as hydrochloric acid,...
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By George, I Think We Have It: Bicentennial quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Voting is one of the major reasons the US adopted public education. Educate your class populace, they will analyze the images on a bicentennial quarter and think about the contributions George Washington made to the United States. They...
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The Growth of a Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson plan series. Working in groups of three, learners research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior...
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It Matters to Me: Iowa quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
What matters to your pupils? What values do they hold dear and how does that shape your classroom community? These are some the questions you'll get your class thinking about when they engage in this lesson from the US Mint. They will...
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Coin Connections

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Help young mathematicians make cents out of the US currency system with this two-part math instructional activity. Children first learn the names and values for each type of coin, before learning to count and compare the values of coins...
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Making "Cents" of the Center

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the concept of central tendency.  For this central tendency lesson, students find the 5 number summary of data collected about the year different pennies were minted.  Students construct box and whisker plots of the data.
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What can money tell us?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the physical presence, imagery and written text on a reproduction of colonial currency. They apply their research to a modern day quarter to compare and contrast two coins. In addition, they design their own colonial...
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Let's Look at Legends: Oregon quarter reverse

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Analyzing historical legends is a fun way to develop critical-thinking skills. Pupils will use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two historical legends relating to volcanoes. While this lesson focuses on the image of Crater...
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You're so Dense

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the density of pennies to determine the year minted.  In this Algebra I lesson, 9th graders collect and analyze data as they investigate the relationship between mass and volume.  Students create a scatter plot of...
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Scavenger Hunt for Coins of the World--New Zealand, Japan and France!

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the history, culture and currency of the countries they "visit" using the US Mint Coins of the World activity. Students find the answers to a Scavenger Hunt Questions handout for the country being studied. Students...
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Metal Composition & the U.S. Mint

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study the meaning, symbolism, and value of U.S. coins, especially the quarter. Theyresearch why in 1965 the U.S. Mint decided to change the metal composition of the quarter to copper coated with nickel. In addition, they perform...
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Penny

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Twenty-nine percent of Americans want to abolish the one-cent coin, which begs the question: Is a penny saved really a penny earned? Scholars read fascinating facts about the history of the penny in preparation for a class debate or...
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The Greatest Educational Change America has Ever Seen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the history of the penny.  In this Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent teachers guide, students connect the life of President Abraham Lincoln to the 1-cent coin in his honor through a variety of lessons and activities. 

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