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April 2009

April Coin of the Month:  Join Peter as he learns more about the 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative silver dollar.  This commemorative silver dollar celebrates Lincoln's bicentennial and features excerpts from the Gettysburg Address.

Making Cents:  The latest issue of this "quarterly" e-newsletter celebrates the new look of the H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site for kids, the latest quarter (Puerto Rico), and the newest game (Hoop and Darts).  There is also a brand new word puzzle based on the newsletter's contents.  If you'd like to sign up to receive announcements about Making Cents, new lesson plans, and special projects, join the Teachers' Network.

Hoop and Darts Game:  Based on a game originally played by Native Americans, in this electronic version, each player throws darts through a swinging hoop in order to win the other player's darts.

Financial Literacy Month:  April is a time to focus on financial literacy.  But what is financial literacy?  Visit the Financial Literacy page to find lesson plans, games, and classroom activities that help your students learn more about earning, saving, and spending.

National Coin Week:  This year, National Coin Week runs from April 19th through 25th.  To celebrate, the H.I.P. Pocket Change Pals will choose a special activity for you each day of the week.  To see what the pick of the day is, click here to go to the National Coin Week page.

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features:  Exploring the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change is a great way to find great classroom ideas.  And here'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!

Teacher Feature Name Related Feature Covered Curricular Area
A Moment in Time April Coin of the Month Social Studies
Money Matters Financial Literacy Month Mathematics