The Little Rock Coin & Medal Set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. This limited edition collector's set includes an uncirculated version of the commemorative silver dollar coin and the Little Rock Nine 1-1/2 inch bronze medal. The obverse of the silver dollar depicts the feet of students walking toward school beneath a row of nine stars, symbolizing the Little Rock Nine. The reverse of the coin features a rendition of Little Rock Central High School as it appeared in 1957.
The obverse of the medal features United States soldiers escorting the students up the steps of Little Rock Central High School. The names of each of the Little Rock Nine appear on the reverse, as well as the words "Courage Bravery Justice Opportunity."
Ever thought about how you might use coins as a vehicle to teach about exploration, women's history, and the U.S. Constitution? The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ Web site has tons of resources on these topics and more, and now there's a great new tool to coordinate coin themes with your curricula. It's called the Teachers' Calendar, and it's all set up for the 2007–2008 school year.
Every month on the calendar has a theme, and every week, a feature to explore with your students. Each Friday has its own activity, and Featured Days are also equipped with links to relevant information, trivia quizzes, and games. Find a treat for every day of the year with the new Teachers' Calendar in the Resource Room!