Visit the New Kids Website!
This month, find new kids content, refreshed coin-focused lessons for educators, and more on the U.S. Mint Coin Classroom website.
Monthly Mint Trivia: How many years do coins last in circulation? (Hint: check out the Life of a Coin section of the Coin Classroom.)
U.S. Mint Coin Classroom
Learn about the U.S. Mint, coins, coin production, and collecting with new content on the U.S. Mint Coin Classroom. The site also features a new section for educational materials, which contains activities, lesson plans, and resources organized by grade.
Our new content can help with:
- Getting started with coin collecting
- Learning about coin designs and the Mint artists
- Discovering what coins are made of and how the Mint makes them
- Exploring the stories and details of each circulating coin
Want more ideas? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for recommendations on lesson plans and activities for your students.
Coin of the Month: 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin – North Carolina
The American Innovation $1 Coin representing North Carolina recognizes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the first public institution of higher learning in the United States. Opened in 1795, it is the only public institution to confer degrees in the 18th century.
The reverse (tails) design features a stack of three textbooks with “FIRST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY” on the spine of the middle book. A lamp of knowledge is perched atop the books and olive branches curve around the edge of the design.
New At-Home Coin Activities
Play Battle of the Coins
New Coin Coloring Book
We Want to Hear from You!
Are you interested in incorporating coins into your classroom next year, but aren’t sure where to start? Let us help you! The U.S. Mint offers K-6 lesson plans, online educational games, videos, online quizzes, a free Coin Coloring Book, and other resources. Reach out to us at email@example.com to request resources that fit your education needs.