In God We Trust: The Camden man who put the missing motto on the dollar bill

Students will use copies of original letters, telegrams, and magazine articles to analyze what motivated Mr. Rothert to have the missing motto, “In God We Trust,” added to U.S. paper currency. Groups of students will make oral presentations, using these documents as the sources of their findings.

Lesson Plan

Courtesy of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Grade Level: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Arkansas Academic Standards are subject to revision every six years by the Arkansas Department of Education. The frameworks used in the majority of lesson plans on the Arkansas History Hub are from the 2006 Social Studies Frameworks and the 2007 Arkansas History Amendments and School Library Media Frameworks.

C.4.6.1, C.4.6.3, C.4.6.4, C.4.6.5, C.5.6.11, C.5.7.11, C.5.8.11, E.9.7.1, E.9.8.1, OV.1.10.2, OV.3.9.2, WWP.9.AH.7-8.12, WWP.9.AH.7-8.5, WWP.9.AH.9-12.5, WWP.9.AH.9-12.8



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