On March 13, 2000, representatives from the United States Mint unveiled the new Maryland state quarter in the Governor's Conference Room in the Maryland State House. Featuring the dome of this famous Maryland landmark, Maryland was the seventh state to be celebrated as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Maryland's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.
Learn more about the latest quarter and the important symbols that inspired it.
50 State Quarters Program
Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!
50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans
The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for use in your classroom! Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.
State Quarter Day Classroom Activities
Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!
Connected Coins and Medals
Although the nickname "The Old Line State" that appears on the Maryland quarter refers to the troops from Maryland that fought in the American Revolution, Maryland's military history is featured on another coin as well. Read all about The Battle of Antietam Commemorative Half Dollar, which features the Burnside Bridge in Sharpsburg, MD, and was produced to mark the 75th anniversary of this historic Civil War battle.
Our Foreign Friends
|The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro. With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts).|
A Coinage Cartoon
Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network. As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!