Coins, Coins, Coins is a dynamic, project-based, two-part videoconference series. It allows students to explore the history of coins and then create one representing their own communities. This is an ideal complement to a unit on local history and works well as a multi-point connection with another school.
Videoconference 1 introduces coins, from ancient Greece to present-day United States, in the museum's collection. In videoconference 2, students show their designs and offer a persuasive, research-based presentation on their coin's local symbolism. Co-developed by the Cleveland Museum of Art and teachers from Newark (Ohio) City Schools, this series is aligned to Social Studies and Language Arts standards and is suitable for multi-point connections between schools, if desired.