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April 2006

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

Happy Birthday U.S. Mint

Happy Birthday United States Mint!—Has another year already passed?  Celebrate the United States Mint's 214th birthday with the pals from H.I.P. Pocket Change!  The H.I.P. Pocket Change pals will take you on a journey through the past 214 years, and show you how much our country's coins have changed.

Coin News

April's Coin of the Month—The 1925 Concord Sesquicentennial Commemorative Half Dollar is April's Coin of the Month.  Wow, that's quite a mouthful!  Join Inspector Collector as he learns about the battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts and the bell that called the militia to battle on April 19, 1775.  These historic events are commemorated with this special coin.  Be sure to also check out the accompanying Teacher Feature, Lexington and Longfellow, a lesson about Paul Revere.

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
Lexington and Longfellow April's Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies

Be on the lookout for...

There are a lot of exciting things taking place at H.I.P. Pocket Change this month!  You'll want to be sure to return to the site throughout the month to explore the following features:

 

Making Cents—The latest edition of this "quarterly" H.I.P. Pocket Change newsletter will soon hit the Web.  Read it to learn all about the fantastic features we've added to the site, and be sure to test yourself to see how much you learned with the Making Cents Spring 2006 Crossword Puzzle!

Find out more... State Quarter Day!

State Quarter Day in the Classroom—Examine all of the fun classroom activity ideas that H.I.P. Pocket Change has developed to help you celebrate the launch of the new Nebraska quarter in your classroom!

National Coin Week—This year National Coin Week falls between April 16 and 22.  Examine all of the fun classroom activity ideas that H.I.P. Pocket Change has chosen to help you celebrate National Coin Week in your classroom!

icon: Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Month—Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?  Check out some of this site's fun activities and lesson plans that promote basic economic understanding.  Taking a close look at coins can help kids begin to grow into fiscally responsible adults.