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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

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For the August Coin of the Month, Peter introduces the Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin.  The Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed on individuals serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, is on the reverse of the coin.  Visit August Coin of the Month to learn more.

Back to School

Enliven and enrich your classroom this year with free features from the United States Mint on our Back to School page!  These features include coin-centric lesson plans based on national standards, created by teachers, covering a wide variety of content areas.

National Aviation Day

August 19 is National Aviation Day.  To celebrate, invite your "pilots" to visit our Games page and try their hand at When Pigs Fly.  Little pilots get to choose an airfoil (wing shape) and an engine size, then see how far their choices get their plane before it runs out of gas!

Happy Birthday, Lewis and Clark!

Did you know that both Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had birthdays in August?  Clark was born on August 1, 1770, and Lewis on August 18, 1774.  Learn more about these famous explorers in the Time Machine!  Once you're back in 1805, you can gather information, play interactive games, and link to other Lewis and Clark features, like the Westward Journey Nickel Series Lesson Plans.

August 2011

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Teacher Feature

Title:  Highly Honored

Related to:  August Coin of the Month

Curricular Areas:  Language Arts.

Click the title and check it out.

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