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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.

Meet Roosevelt

Image shows the front of Olympic National Park Coin For June's Coin of the Month, Inspector Collector introduces an elk named Roosevelt.  At least, that's its species name.  Find out more about this majestic resident of Olympic National Park, subject of the latest release in the America the Beautiful Quarters® program, with the June Coin of the Month.

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Fly a Kite Indoors

June 15th is Fly a Kite Day, possibly the anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment in 1752.  Your class can celebrate by flying a kite, of course, but even indoors they can play the H.I.P. Pocket Change game “Franklin's Try-N-Fly”!

In this game, the player directs Mintbot to navigate through thunderstorms so he can collect the power of lightning before the pieces of Franklin's snake get fried.  If they accomplish the mission, they can print a kite that they can fold, attach to a string, and try to fly.

Along the way, they'll see a Franklin political cartoon on unity and learn about two Franklin commemorative coins from 2006...overall, a very fitting activity for Fly a Kite Day!

June 2011

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Teacher Feature

Title:  Beautiful Olympic Lessons

Related to:  June Coin of the Month

Curricular Areas:  Science.

Click the title and check it out.


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