On August 7, 2000, the United States Mint celebrated the release of the New Hampshire quarter at a ceremony in Concord, NH. The ceremony, held at the New Hampshire State House, marked the release of the nineth state's quarter to be celebrated as a part of the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of New Hampshire's "State Quarter Day" into your classroom.
New Hampshire Quarter
Learn more about the latest quarter and the important site that inspired it.
50 State Quarters Program
Find out more about this program that honors every state in America!
50 State Quarters Program Lesson Plans
The 50 State Quarters Program lesson plans are now available on the H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for use in your classroom! Check out these exciting plans that are FREE to download, and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K–1, 2–3, and 4–6.
State Quarter Day Classroom Activities
Here are some fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of the newest quarter in circulation!
Connected Coins and Medals
Probably one of the most famous names in American sculpture, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, lived and worked in New Hampshire from 1885 until his death in 1907. Read more about his famous Double Eagle design whose image of Liberty is still used today on American Eagle proof coins.
Additionally, New Hampshire sculptor Patricia Verani was the artist behind another beautiful commemorative coin. Take the time to read about Patricia's Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Silver Dollar design, and then try out the Teacher Feature, Minting A New Mint, with your students!
Our Foreign Friends
|The coins produced for the 50 State Quarters Program share much in common with the European currency, the euro. With your students, visit the interactive cartoon, Coins of the World, to see how these two programs are similar (here's a hint: look at the backs of euros from different countries, and then look at their fronts).|
A Coinage Cartoon
Teachers, if we've piqued your interest with the activities above, please sign up for the Teachers' Network. As a member, you can receive information about all of the new educational resources that become available from the United States Mint!