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November 2005

Over the past month, new content has been added to the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site, specifically with teachers in mind!  To help you learn about "What's New For You," links to this new content are listed below.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day—November is the month we celebrate our nation's veterans.  Be sure to visit our Veterans Day page, which features great information on all of the coins and medals relating to veterans, including the new 2005 Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar.  This page is linked to several Veterans Day teaching resources, including the Web Quest, two lesson plans, and Teacher Features.

November Coin of the Month

November Coin of the Month—It's November and Goldie the Mint Fish can't wait to show you the latest nickel to be featured on our site!  It's the Ocean in View Nickel, the fourth coin in the Westward Journey Nickel Series.  The nickel features an image of the Pacific Ocean and an inscription reflecting the entry in the journal of Captain William Clark on November 7, 1805.  The design is based on a photograph by Andrew E. Cier of Astoria, Oregon.

Did you know that we have a collection of lesson plans written for the release of the Westward Journey Nickel Series ready to download today?  Take a look at the lesson plans created specifically to celebrate the Ocean in View Nickel for grades K–12.

Coins in the Classroom—Are you interested in learning more about how to incorporate coins in your curriculum?  The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a course in December called "Coins in the Classroom."  The course is designed specifically to help teachers use coins in their classrooms to augment their curriculum in social studies, mathematics and other related disciplines.  Visit the ANA Web site and check out the details for this educational opportunity!

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features—While you can always find great classroom ideas in the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change, be sure to click on the Teacher Feature icon whenever you spot it on the site to find ideas that relate directly to whatever you've just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
Ocean in View Nickel November Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies
Valuable Veterans Veterans Day Language Arts,
Social Studies
Time to Honor Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar Social Studies