Coins in the Classroom

A Professional Development Course for Teachers

An important mission of the ANA is to educate and encourage the study and collecting of money and related items as a way to better understand our culture, art, science and history. To help accomplish this goal, the ANA has designed a professional development course targeted for educators: Coins in the Classroom.

Teachers enrolled in Coins in the Classroom are taught to use coins as a vehicle to improve and expand upon their already existing daily lessons. Coins have proven to be excellent educational tools because all children are familiar with coins and their everyday use.

A wealth of supplies, along with lessons that meet many state standards are included. Teachers will complete assignments and earn a certificate of completion.

No prior experience with coin collecting is necessary. Coins in the Classroom does not show teachers and their students how to become hobbyists; rather the purpose of the course is to provide concrete materials and practical strategies resulting in creative and confident educators.

  • Appropriate for all subject areas and grade levels
  • No coin experience required.
  • Leave with a wealth of supplies to use in your classroom