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August 2005

Over the past month, new content has been added to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site, specifically with teachers in mind!  To help you learn about "What's New For You," links to this new content are listed below.

Coin News

August Coin of the Month—It's August and Flip the Mint Seal is eager to show you the 1864 Indian Head Cent.  Learn the story behind this coin, which shows the "Indian Head" design by Philadelphia Mint Engraver James Longacre.

Making Cents—The latest edition of the H.I.P. Pocket Change newsletter has hit the Web!  Read it through to learn all about the newest country you can visit in Coins of the World New Zealand, the new commemorative silver dollar marking the 230th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, the premiere of the Oregon quarter, and the new interactive Kids' Guide.  Don't forget to watch for the Making Cents Teachers Extras email, filled with classroom activities directly related to the articles in the summer 2005 edition of Making Cents!


Teachers' Guide—This updated guide relating to core content will show you how coins can enrich and extend your curricula.  File cabinets labeled Lesson Ideas, Coin Facts, and Learning Games house drawers of information about features and games for you to explore.

Now for grades K12!

Westward Journey Nickel Series TM Lesson Plans—This month, the newest nickel in the Westward Journey Nickel Series makes it debut.  We are excited to announce that the lesson plans designed for the new Ocean in View Nickel are available for free download!  The Westward Journey Nickel Series lesson plans were designed for teachers by teachers for grades K through 12.  A resource guide is also available for download.

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features—While you can always find great classroom ideas in the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change, be sure to click on the Teacher Feature icon whenever you spot it on the site to find ideas that relate directly to whatever you've just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
What is the meaning of this? August Coin of the Month Social Studies