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America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom

Yosemite 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 Yosemite National Park quarter was the third of 2010 and the third overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

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

Yosemite 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 California quarter released in 2005 by visiting our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans!

America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities

With this link, 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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Which other coin features Yosemite?  The California quarter!  To learn more, visit California's State Quarter Day Page and the California quarter as the February 2005 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.