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State Quarter Day In The Classroom!
Oklahoma Outline

The United States Mint will released the Oklahoma quarter on January 28, 2008.  Oklahoma is the forty-sixth state to be honored as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program and the first quarter of the 2008 series.

The Oklahoma quarter features the state bird, the scissortail flycatcher and the state wildflower, the Indian blanket.  The design was chosen by the residents of Oklahoma because it represented the state's natural beauty.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the features of this coin and the excitement of the Oklahoma "State Quarter Day" into your classroom!


Oklahoma Quarter Reverse

Oklahoma Quarter

Learn more about the latest quarter.


50 State Quarters Program

50 State Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!


50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans

FREE Lesson Plans!

The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are ready for you to use in your classroom!  Take a look at the lessons created specifically to celebrate the Oklahoma quarter:  Symbols in My Eyes (K–1), Spy the Flycatcher (2–3), and Oh, the Regions! (4–6)!  After that, be sure to check out the rest of the state-specific plans, FREE to download in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, and 4 through 6.

Now for grades K-12!

Are you a secondary school teacher interested in introducing the 50 State Quarters Program into your curriculum?  Well, now you can!  Our 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans for grades 7 through 12 are also written by educators.  To download these FREE plans, visit the 50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans today!


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!

Also, take a trip to Coin Collector's Workshop!  Here, you can enroll in Inspector Collector's Coin Course, or solve coin mysteries in Get a Clue About Collecting.  You can even learn How To Share Your Hobby!


Peter the Mint Eagle using the computer

"Seeing the States" WebQuest

What's so great about the United States?  Let your students find out for themselves as they explore the coins in the 50 State Quarters Program to complete this fun Internet research project, the "Seeing the States" WebQuest.


Connected Coins and Medals

The Oklahoma quarter features the state bird, the scissortail flycatcher and the state wildflower, the Indian blanket.  The design was chosen by the residents of Oklahoma because it represented the stat's natural beauty.  Learn more about other coins which celebrate the unique flora and fauna of each of the states.

2003 Arkansas quarter

2003 Arkansas Quarter:  Arkansas is nicknamed "The Natural State" because of its many natural attractions and resources, including streams, lakes, farmland, wildlife, and minerals.  Learn more about "The Natural State" and its many resources including diamonds!

2001 Vermont quarter

2001 Vermont Quarter:  The Vermont quarter features an image of maple trees being tapped for syrup against a background of Camel's Hump Mountain.  Learn more about maple syrup and how Vermont earned its nickname the "Green Mountain State"


Our Foreign Friends

Quarter Obverse 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). 1 Euro Obverse

Quarter Games

Quarter Explorer

Your students can test their knowledge of United States geography and the 50 State Quarters Program, all while helping Bill the Mint Buffalo earn enough money to plan a cross-country trip.

Puzzle Mint

Here's a challenge for your students!  Put all the pieces of the Oklahoma quarter back together—in three minutes or less!

Cents of Color

Are your students budding artists?  Let them try their hands at painting the Oklahoma quarter.  A purple bird or a blue flower?  Let your students' imaginations run wild!

Mark My Words

Here's a word search all about quarters and other coins.  Can your students find all the words on each list?


Birth of a Coin

A Coinage Cartoon

Do you want to show your students how quarters and other coins are made?  Check out the Birth of a Coin cartoon, which tells you all about it!

Teachers' Network

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!