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December 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.

Coin News

December Coin of the Month—Join the Bill the Mint Buffalo as he shares some interesting facts about the final quarter released in 2005, the West Virginia quarter, December's coin of the month.  To celebrate its statehood, West Virginia shows the New River Gorge Bridge.  Bill finds the answer to a question he's been asking for a long time: How come there's a West Virginia but no East Virginia?  Find out the answer in this month's Coin of the Month page.  Be sure to check out the West Virginia Lesson Plans for ways to incorporate this coin into your classroom!

Camp Coin

Coloring Pages—Looking for some coloring fun?  The United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change Web site is sprinkled with coin and character images for you to color; this page was created to let you find them all in one handy place.  All you need is a printer and paints, crayons, markers, or colored pencils!

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
Bridging Ideas Lesson Plans December's Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies

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