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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.

Back to School

Enliven and enrich your classroom this year!  Free features from the United States Mint are collected for you on our 2012 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.

Be sure to also sign up for the Teachers’ Network.  The Teachers’ Network will keep you abreast of the latest additions to the site and provide you with additional ideas and resources through the year.

Lewis & Clark Birthdays

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 related games, and link to other Lewis and Clark features, like the Westward Journey Nickel Series Lesson Plans.

Try "CoinDoku"

Are you and your students ready for a mathematical coin challenge?  Try the United States Mint’s version of the popular game Sudoku called "Coin-Doku."

This game uses dollar coins instead of numbers, has hints to help you along the way, and is just as enjoyable as the numbered version.

Making Cents

The summer issue of Making Cents, the quarterly e-newsletter, is here.  Invite your students to read about newly released coins, our latest game, and ideas for summer coin fun.

Coin of the Month

Image shows the 1986 Statue of Liberty commemorative half dollar

Inspector Collector introduces the 1986 Statue of Liberty commemorative half dollar.  Learn more about this famous statue with the August Coin of the Month and its related Teacher Feature.

August 2012

Teacher Feature with a scholarly worm coming out of an apple.

Teacher Feature

Title:  Through My Eyes
Related to:  August Coin
of the Month
Curricular Areas:  Social Studies, Language Arts
Click the title and check it out.

Just for Kids
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