Coins are everyday objects which tell a lot about the people who use them. In this activity, learners create their own piece of history by drawing and creating a coin that symbolizes something special about their lives. Use this activity to introduce learners to archaeology and why coins are valuable artifacts. As a related extension activity, learners can carve a coin using Sculpey oven-bake clay and toothpicks.
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