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May 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.

May Coin of the Month:  Join Plinky as she learns more about the John Quincy Adams Presidential $1 Coin.  John Quincy Adams was the first President who was the son of another President, John Adams.  You can also go to The Coins Are Coming to learn more about the Presidential $1 coin that honors Adams and his accomplishments.

Preview 2009 Coin Programs:  Check out the three new coin programs from the United States Mint on the Circulating Coins.  New 2009 coin programs include: the Lincoln One-Cent Redesign Program, the District of Columbia and United States Territories Quarter Program, and the Native American $1 Coin Program.

Memorial Day:  Be sure to visit the Memorial Day page to learn more about why and how we celebrate this special day, find out wha's important about the town of Waterloo, and see some of the coins and medals that honor military people who have died serving our country.

Celebrate Mothe's Day:  Invite your students to visit our Games page and make a special card for Mom using Plink's Create-a-Card (printer required).  You can also ask them which coin features a famous mother and son on the front, then have them visit our Dollar Coin page to check their answer!

Teacher Feature

Teacher Features  Exploring the Teachers section of H.I.P. Pocket Change is a good way to find great classroom ideas.  And her's another tool for you:  the Teacher Feature icon, sprinkled throughout the site.  Be sure to click on the icon whenever you see it to locate options and ideas that relate directly to whatever you just read!

Feature Name Related Content Covered
Curricular Area
Valuable Veterans Memorial Day page Language Arts,
Social Studies