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December 2007

During the past month, new information and activities have been added to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site.  To help you learn "What's New for You," we've listed and linked these features below.

December Coin of the Month:  Join Inspector Collector as he learns more about the James Madison Presidential $1 Coin.  James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was in office during the War of 1812.  You can also go to The Coins Are Coming to learn more about the Presidential $1 coin that honors Adams and his accomplishments.

Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans:  Download free lesson plans and access resource materials related to the new Presidential $1 Coin program.  You can also have your students see all four of the Presidential $1 coins for 2007 and learn more about each of the Presidents they commemorate under "The Coins Are Coming."  A separate page tells all about the Statue of Liberty, featured on the coi's reverse.

Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plan Resource Center:  The coins of the Presidential $1 Coin Program are waiting to enrich your curriculum.  Come and explore the collection of lesson plans and teaching resources for you and your students.

A look behind and ahead:  The new coins and programs introduced in 2007 were the Presidential $1 Coin Program, the First Spouse gold coins, and two commemorative coins:  the Jamestown 400th Anniversary silver and gold coins and the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation silver dollar.  A program coming up in 2008 will commemorate the bald eagle, and 2008 will see the release of quarters for the last five states of the 50 States Quarters® Program.

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features:  Exploring the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change is a good way to find great classroom ideas.  And her's another tool for you:  the Teacher Feature icon, sprinkled throughout the site.  Be sure to click on the icon whenever you see it to locate options and ideas that relate directly to whatever you just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans December Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Mathematics, and
Social Studies
Worth Their Weight December Coin of the Month Mathematics and
Science