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February 2008

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.

Presidents Day Page—How did it come to be that we will celebrate Presiden's Day on February 18th this year? Have your students read about this special da's history and find related links on this dedicated page.

February Coin of the Month—Join Peter the Mint Eagle as he presents the Monroe $1 Coin. This brand-new coin is the first Presidential $1 coin to be released in 2008.

Presidential $1 Coin Program Lesson Plans—These free lessons have been created to help you make the most of the new Presidential $1 coins.  They are geared to grade levels K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, 11 and 12.

State Quarter Day in the Classroom—Learn all about the January launch of the Oklahoma quarter, the 46th quarter in the 50 State Quarters Program.  Examine the fun classroom activity ideas that H.I.P. Pocket Change has developed to help you celebrate the new quarter in your own classroom!

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
Presidential $1 Coin Lesson Plans February Coin of the Month Language Arts,
Social Studies,
and Technology
50 State Quarters
Lesson Plans
State Quarter Day
in the Classroom
Language Arts,
Science, and
Social Studies