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America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom

Hot Springs National Park

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Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will issue 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program.  The Hot Springs National Park quarter was the first of 2010 and the first overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Hot Springs National Park's America the Beautiful Quarters Day into your classroom.

Hot Springs National Park Quarter

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Learn more about the quarter that honors this national site.

America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors a national site in every state, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories!

America the Beautiful Quarters Program Lesson Plans

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The America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans are now available for you to use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans, which are FREE to download and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, and 9 through 12.  Also be sure to check out our plans relating to the Arkansas quarter released in 2003 by visiting our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans!

America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities

Here you will find fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of each new quarter!

Connected Coins

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Arkansas is nicknamed "The Natural State" because of its many natural resources, including streams, lakes, farmland, wildlife, and minerals.  In 2003, the Arkansas quarter was released.  To learn more, visit Arkansas' State Quarter Day Page and the Arkansas quarter as the November 2003 Coin of the Month.

Teachers' Network

Teachers, if the activities above have piqued your interest, please sign up for the Teachers' Network!  As a member, you can receive information about ALL of the educational resources available from the United States Mint.