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July 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.

Celebrate Independence Day!—Check out this page to learn more about the Declaration of Independence.  This page includes brief informational text about the ratification of the Declaration and an interactive activity based on fun facts about some of its signers.  Help your students learn that there is more to the 4th of July than fireworks!

July Coin of the Month—Join Bill the Mint Buffalo as he proudly presents the 1936 Battle of Gettysburg commemorative half dollar.  This coin commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important battles of the American Civil War.  Be sure to check out the accompanying Teacher Feature, Civil War Resources.

Time Machine—Visit San Francisco in 1906.in the wake of a major quake!  Find out what Plinky the Mint Pig and her friend Suzanne see while walking through the city and learn about the "Granite Lady."  Be sure to also check out the associated Teacher Feature,  A Moving Experience, a science lesson about tectonic plates and earthquakes.

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
Civil War Resources July Coin of the Month Social Studies
A Moving Experience Time Machine Science