Lesson Plan : Analyze a $1 Bill

Teacher Name:
 Bentley
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 Analyzing the $1 American bill
Content:
 Math/Social Studies/Science Eagle, ANNUIT COEPTIS, NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, Western Civilization, fig leaves, E PLURIBUS UNUM, First Continental Congress, Pyramid, linen, United States Treasury Seal, divinity, Roman Numeral, Presidential Seal, Declaration of Independence,
Goals:
 To help students develop an awareness of symbols on currency, namely the $1 bill. Students will be able to identify symbols and words on bill when asked. Studnets will be able to define and pronounce vocabulary words related to the bill.
Objectives:
 Students will look at $1 American bill and find different symbols and words and learn the meaning.
Materials:
 $1 bill for each student, notebook paper, pen or pencil for notetaking. Dictionary. Graph Paper. Vocabulary list
Introduction:
 Pass out $1 American Bill
Development:
 Tell student to spend 15 minutes looking at bill and writing down everything they see on the bill. Share findings with class members and graph
Practice:
 Teacher instructs students that the dollar will be divided into front and back and quadrants, 1- uppper left, 2 upper right, 3- lower left, 4 lower right Teacher guides students to look at certain symbols and words and explains meaning.
Accommodations:
 Assistance from teachers in looking up or pronouncing words. Use of computer to find meaning. Physical/verbal test instead of written
Checking For Understanding:
 Class discussion at end of unit to assess retention of information
Closure:
 Students will prepare a book about US Currency.
Evaluation:
 Completed reports and completed book

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