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numismatic tools & lesson plans for teachers

One of the primary goals of the ANA is to advance the study of money along educational, historical and scientific lines, as well as enhance interest in the hobby among school-age children. The following resources and lesson plans are tools for teachers.

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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.

    When we discuss a coin’s “value”, what do we really mean? This PowerPoint 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.

    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.

    The economy is always a current event. Use this PowerPoint 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 twenty cent piece? Use obsolete denominations to help improve student calculations.