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Coins in the Classroom

Workshop Speaker: Dennis Conrad Author

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About This Workshop

Art, history, language arts, science, math, religion, foreign languages, and geography all come to life when the stories of coins are known. Students become artists as they design their own coin. They learn about history by studying the historical figures on dollar coins including Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. Language learners can write a report about how a coin is made or a short story about the travels of a coin. Learn about science because one commemorative half dollar features George Washington Carver (the famous agricultural scientist) and Booker T. Washington. Making change is a easy way for children to learn math. Reinforce lessons of faith and religion by discovering how the two-cent piece became the first coin to have the words, "In God We Trust." Don't forget foreign languages: one French coin has the phase, "Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite." The State Quarter series reinforces geography of the United States. There will be a special section on Bible Coins. Attend this seminar to learn more about how coins can reinforce learning.