ERIC Number: ED473224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ancient and Modern Coins Unit Plans.
United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
Ancient times comes to life when a student can hold in his/her hand or read about an artifact, such as a coin of the Greek or Roman era. Students are familiar with coins, and this commonality helps them understand the similarities and differences between their lives and times in ancient Greece or Rome. Many symbols on the ancient coins can be found on U.S. coins. Students study the history and myths of the ancient periods, and relate them to modern people and places. This unit of study incorporates all curricular subject areas. The unit consists of four lesson plans: (1) "Symbols on Coins: U.S. Coins Evolved from Ancient Times"; (2) "All Coins Lead to Rome: Roman Symbols That Can Be Found on U.S. Coins"; (3) "Ancient Myths Retold"; and (4) "Ancient Story Problems." The unit provides a description of the unit, keywords, appropriate grade level, subject areas, a question or problem, a unit introduction, and a culminating activity. Each lesson presents subject areas, duration of lesson, keywords, brief description, national standards, learning objectives, materials list, procedures, assessment/evaluation, and differentiated learning options. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Ancient History, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, National Standards, Social Studies, Student Research, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Greece; Italy (Rome)