America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom
Grand Canyon National Park
Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will 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 Grand Canyon National Park quarter was the fourth of 2010 and the fourth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Grand Canyon National Park's America the Beautiful Quarters Day into your classroom.
Grand Canyon National Park 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 Arizona State Quarter released in 2008 by visiting our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans!
America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities
Here you will find fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of each new quarter!
The Grand Canyon National Park quarter is one of the 5 quarters of 2010 featured in the first game in this series, "America the Beautiful Quarters Games." The game is called "2010: State the State." Click the icon to go to the game, which kids can find on the Games page.
Did you know that the 2010 Grand Canyon National Park quarter wasn't the first quarter to depict this park? In 2008, the Arizona quarter was released. It featured not only the Grand Canyon, but a saguaro cactus as well. To learn more, visit Arizona's State Quarter Day Page and the Arizona quarter as the June 2008 Coin of the Month.
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