Teacher Tools

One of the primary goals of our Association is to further the education of money, the collecting of money, and the history of money. The following resources and seminars are tools for our teachers to help acheive this goal with our upcoming generations.

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Lesson Plans

Pick a Year, Any Year

When we discuss a coin's "value", what do we really mean? This presentation takes you back to the year 1912. Help your students learn how to use a coin as a catalyst to research world, national and local events of any year.

Evolution of the U.S. Silver Dollar

The dollar has been the flagship coin of the United States Mint. Show your students how the development of the dollar and its various designs are a window into our history and culture.

German Hyperinflation

The economy is always a current event. Use this presentation to explain the cause of inflation. Show how the events of the First World War led Germany down the path of financial ruin.

Oh, The State I'm In

Use the State Quarter Program to help students learn about geography and history with a little letter composition practice included for good measure.

A Roman Wedding

A great culminating project after researching Roman coins. Teach how many modern day wedding customs got their start in Rome.

Roman Coin Research

Use ancient Roman coins as a vehicle to recreate an archaeological dig and research rulers of the Roman Empire!

Current Events on Coins

The images found on coins reflect society. Challenge students to design their own coin to commemorate an event!

Denomination Dilemma

Ever paid for an item with a three- cent piece? Use obsolete denominations to help improve student calculations.

Civil War High School Lesson Plan

Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionists before him attached a moral question to slavery. For many southerners, slavery was strictly an economic way of life. Had the CivilWar not taken place, would slavery had continued? Is there a segment of our society that still suffers under the legacy of human bondage?

Civil War Middle School Lesson Plan

The CivilWar was a growing experience for many young men. Boys who had never traveled more that twenty miles from home, were now men, fighting for a cause hundreds of miles away.

Civil War Primary Lesson Plan

The CivilWar was very expensive in both blood and treasure. The following lesson is designed as an inter-disciplinary exercise that will help students understand why money played such an important role in the CivilWar.

National Coin Week - High School Activity

Students create a time capsule that revolves around events of Abraham Lincoln.

National Coin Week - Middle School Activity

The designs on our money are there for a reason. Students go back to the future to discover how money creates a window to our culture.

National Coin Week - Primary Activity 1

Abe Lincoln has appeared on more money than any other person in the world. You know he appears on the penny, where else can you find him?

National Coin Week - Primary Activity 2

What do your children know about Abraham Lincoln? Students complete a math problem while researching biographical information on our 16th President.

National Coin Week - Key Primary Activity