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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.

Test Your Memory!

How well do you know the 2012 quarter designs?  You'll know them much better after you play Triple Play, the 2012 addition to the America the Beautiful Quarters® Games!

Be sure to also check out the 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans designed for grades K through 12, available online for free!

Helen Keller's Birthday

Helen Keller was a June baby, born June 27, 1880.  Help your students learn more about this famous woman, different methods of communication, and the five senses with the 2003 Alabama quarter lesson plans.  Be sure to browse all of our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans available for grades K through 12.

Kites and Bulbs

Benjamin Franklin's 1752 kite experiment probably took place in June.  With our Franklin's Try 'N Fly game, you try to collect lightning by flying a kite!

June is also National Science Month.  Celebrate by playing Inventor's Challenge, where you experiment with filament materials to see who can make the longest burning light bulb!

Coin of the Month

Image shows the back of the Acadia National Park quarter.

Plinky the Mint Pig introduces the Acadia National Park quarter as June's Coin of the Month.  Learn more about lighthouses and the first national park established east of the Mississippi River.

June 2012

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Curricular Areas:  Social Studies, Language Arts
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