Student: The State Seal

This lesson allows you to learn the meaning of the different symbols and objects on the Great Seal of California. Then create your design for the back of the California commemorative quarter that was released in January 2005.
The instructions below are for students who would like to complete this lesson without a teacher’s direction.

When you click on the links that take you outside LearnCalifornia.org, a new window will open.


  1. Read the questions and then view the first coins released.
  2. Read the guidelines and decide what items you will put on your quarter design. When you are through with this site, click the back button.
  3. If you want to see a list of state symbols, click on the State Symbols link

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