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August 2008

During the past month, new information and activities have been added to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site.  To help you learn "What's New for You," we've listed and linked these features below.

August Coin of the Month:  Join Nero as he learns more about the Andrew Jackson Presidential $1 Coin.  Unlike presidents before him, Jackson did not come from a well-to-do family or have a strong formal education.  And tha's part of what made him so popular with voters You can also go to The Coins Are Coming to learn more about the Presidential $1 coin that features Jackson and his accomplishments.

Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans:  Download free lesson plans and access resource materials related to the Presidential $1 Coins.  You can also have your students see all four of the Presidential $1 coins for 2008 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.

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!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
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"Representing Our Nation" August Coin of the Month Social Studies