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March 2007

March Coin of the Month:  Join Plinky as she presents one of the new Jamestown commemorative coins.  These coins commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in North America:  Jamestown, Virginia.

The Jamestown Challenge:  How much do you know about Jamestown?  Once you have read all about the Jamestown commemorative coins, put your knowledge to the test with this fun quiz.  See if you can answer enough multiple-choice questions correctly to pilot three ships across the Atlantic Ocean!

Wome's History Month:  The Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded to various women in recognition of their service, contributions, and accomplishments.  As a March (Wome's History Month) activity, explore with Inspector Collecto's collection of these medals.  I's sure to inspire your students to learn about the historic accomplishments of these women.

50 State Quarters Program:  Be on the lookout for the newest release in the 50 State Quarters Program, the Washington (state) quarter.  Coming in April 2007!

Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans:  Online now, these free lessons have been created to help you make the most of the new Presidential $1 coins.  They are geared to grade levels K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12.

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features—Exploring the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change is a great way to find great classroom ideas.  And her's another tool for you:  the Teacher Feature icon, sprinkled throughout the site.  Be sure to click on the icon whenever you see it to locate options and ideas that relate directly to whatever you just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
Jamestown Commemorative Coins March Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies
It's Not JUST A Man's World Time Machine, suffrage era Language Arts,
Social Studies
Virginia State Quarter Day in the Classroom Jamestown commemorative coin Social Studies