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August 2007

August Coin of the Month:  Join Goldie as she learns more about the Thomas Jefferson Presidential $1 Coin.  Thomas Jefferson penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, founded a university, and oversaw the Louisiana Purchase.  You can also go to The Coins Are Coming to learn more about the Presidential $1 coin that features Jefferson and his accomplishments.

Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans:  Download free lesson plans and access resource materials related to the new Presidential $1 Coins.  You can also have your students see all four of the Presidential $1 coins for 2007 and learn more about each of the Presidents they commemorate under The Coins Are Coming.  A separate page tells all about the Statue of Liberty, featured on the coi's reverse.

Back to School:  Summer is coming to an end and it is almost time to head back to school.  Visit H.I.P. Pocket Changes' Back to School page to see what new lesson plans, games, and classroom activities we have added to the site.

Dollar Dive:  Have your students help Plinky dive for Presidential $1 Coins.  Kids work on coin recognition and identification, while trying to escape Sea Monster.  Teachers visit our Games and Skills page to find information about related classroom activities, grade level appropriateness, and skills.

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features—Exploring the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change is a good 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!

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Westward Journey Nickel Series August Coin of the Month Social Studies