What’s New in 2022?
The U.S. Mint has more resources, updated videos, new games, and more to jump-start learning in 2022!
Monthly Mint Trivia: What is the Mint’s newest circulating coin program, starting in 2022?
New Content and Learning Resources
Expand student knowledge with new resources, videos, games, and more on U.S. Mint Coin Classroom.
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U.S. Mint Coin Classroom Content & Education Resources (Grades K-6):
- American Women Quarters™ Program page explains the Mint’s newest coin program, including images of the beautiful coins.
- Lesson Plan: Fraction of the Cost – Students will use coin denominations to explore and combine fractions.
- Lesson Plan: Half Dollar Purchasing Power – Students will investigate the purchasing power of the half dollar by researching the cost of goods over time.
- Activity: Updated coloring pages, including pages for 2021 and 2022 coins, are now available.
- Word Quest: New levels added! Search for key coin and history terms in online word search puzzles.
- Making Change: New features added! Create your own coin using the Mint’s online coin designer.
- Fort Knox Frenzy: Protect the gold at Fort Knox in this adventure game.
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Coin of the Month: Maya Angelou Quarter
The Maya Angelou Quarter is the first coin in the American Women Quarters Program. Maya Angelou was a celebrated writer, performer, and social activist. She rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction include more than 30 bestselling titles.
Angelou’s remarkable career encompasses dance, theater, journalism, and social activism. She appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway plays, including “Cabaret for Freedom,” which she wrote with Godfrey Cambridge. At the request of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she served as northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1978, she was a National Book Award judge for biography and autobiography.
Angelou received more than 30 honorary degrees and was inducted into the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame for Writers. In 2010, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also the 2013 recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community.
The reverse (tails) design depicts Maya Angelou with her arms uplifted. Behind her are a bird in flight and a rising sun, images inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived.
G.W. Quarters Jigsaw Puzzles
U.S. Mint Artist Video
Go behind the scenes of the artistic process in our newest video.
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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.