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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.

Coin of the Month

June's Coin of the Month, part of the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program, features Yellowstone National Park.

While last month’s site, Hot Springs National Park, is the oldest national site in the United States, Yellowstone was the first site created as a “national park” in the country and in the world!

Do you know the differences between horns and antlers? Peter the Mint Eagle gladly explains using Yellowstone wildlife.
Find out more about the Yellowstone National Park Quarter on the June Coin of the Month page.

            The Hot Springs National Park quarter.

New Lesson Plans

The America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program lesson plans are ready for you to use in your classroom!  The new interactive format is easier to read and customize for students.  The plans also integrate technology into the core curriculum, which supports national education technology standards--models for 21st century learning.

The new lesson plans for the America the Beautiful Quarters are designed for grades K through 12 and are available online for free!

America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program

In 2010, the United States Mint will begin to issue 56 circulating quarter-dollar coins (five each year).  The quarters' designs will feature one national park or other national site from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program.

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Teacher Feature

Related to:  June Coin of the Month
Curricular Areas: Science, Language Arts and Technology
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