America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
In 2010, the United States Mint began to issue 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Chickasaw National Recreation Area quarter was the fifth and final of 2011 and the tenth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter Day into your classroom.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter
Learn more about the quarter that honors this national site.
America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Find out more about this program that honors a national site in every state, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories!
America the Beautiful Quarters Program Lesson Plans
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans are now available for you to use in your classroom! Check out these exciting plans, which are FREE to download and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, and 9 through 12. Also be sure to check out our plans relating to the Oklahoma quarter released in 2008 by visiting our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans!
America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities
With this link, you will find fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of each new quarter!
In 2008, the United States Mint released the Oklahoma quarter as part of the 50 State Quarters® Program. The Oklahoma quarter features the state wildflower, the Indian blanket. The Indian blanket (gaillardia) symbolizes Oklahoma's rich American Indian heritage, its native long grass prairies, and the prairies' abundant wildlife.
To learn more, visit Oklahoma quarter page.
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