Coin of the Month
For the August Coin of the Month, Peter introduces the Medal of Honor Commemorative Gold Coin. The Medal of Honor is the highest award bestowed on individuals serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, is on the reverse of the coin. Visit August Coin of the Month to learn more.
Back to School
Enliven and enrich your classroom this year with free features from the United States Mint on our Back to School page! These features include coin-centric lesson plans based on national standards, created by teachers, covering a wide variety of content areas.
National Aviation Day
August 19 is National Aviation Day. To celebrate, invite your "pilots" to visit our Games page and try their hand at When Pigs Fly. Little pilots get to choose an airfoil (wing shape) and an engine size, then see how far their choices get their plane before it runs out of gas!
Happy Birthday, Lewis and Clark!
Did you know that both Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had birthdays in August? Clark was born on August 1, 1770, and Lewis on August 18, 1774. Learn more about these famous explorers in the Time Machine! Once you're back in 1805, you can gather information, play interactive games, and link to other Lewis and Clark features, like the Westward Journey Nickel Series Lesson Plans.
Title: Highly Honored
Related to: August Coin of the Month
Curricular Areas: Language Arts.
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