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If you’re looking for some simple homeschool lessons to do over the summer, why not explore these ready-made lesson plans from the U.S. Mint:
Did you know that the Mint has over 400 free lesson plans for K-12 educators, including many that focus on aviation and space exploration? Check out some of our air and space-themed lesson plans.
- Discovering Native American Contributions to the U.S. Space Program (Grades 3–8): Students will learn about the lives of Native Americans who have made significant impacts to the U.S. space program and other STEM fields.
- Distinguished Discoveries (Grades 4–6): Students will analyze the importance of selected discoveries, research the history and impact of historical discoveries, and compare and contrast two discoveries.
- Discovery, Ship to Shuttle (Grades 2–3): Students will explain the meaning of discovery.
- Pioneers in Space (Grades K–1): Students will learn the meaning of the word “pioneer” and be introduced to some aviation pioneers.
This summer’s 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is one of their special themes at the moment, but the Mint’s educational resources cover a wide range of subjects, from geography and financial literacy, to the U.S. states, to historical anniversaries and more — and they’re available for all grade levels. They even have games!
What numismatical discoveries have you made in your homeschool this week? 😊
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