Powered Coining Press" has been designed as a starting
point in the introduction of meaningful learning activities
and concepts. Begin by taking your students on a virtual
field trip to the Franklin Institute of Science to view
The Story of the Coin Press. After
viewing the photos and history of the steam powered coining
press encourage exploration of the topics presented in Pressing
On...Learn More About Coins and Coin Making.
online activities and printable off-line activities available
in the For Students section were
developed to provide students with materials that encourage
independent learning. The For Reference
section of the piece contains suggested additional resources,
both online and printed.
coining press and its story can be woven into many common
elementary classroom thematic units and is easily adaptable
to a broad range of ages. The following sections provide
suggestions for integrating this piece into classroom curriculum.