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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Money!

Welcome to the Tuesday Teacher Tips series! Each week we’ll highlight teaching and learning resources, ideas to use in the classroom, as well as things to ponder as you go about your teaching day.

During a recent unit on money, I came across a great resource to use in the classroom—the United States Mint website. Under their Education tab they have an Educators page and a Kids page (h.i.p. Pocket Change).

The site for kids is excellent for classroom use; there’s a lot here! There are “Toons” that teach, and “Birth of a Coin” follows the process of how a coin is made and put into circulation. Another page on the site gives information about coins and medals, current and past programs.

I especially loved the Trivia Time Fun Facts on the Mint History page. The ninety-four facts are more than enough for any trivia buff.

But don’t forget to go to the Educators page. Among other resources, it includes lesson plans arranged by grade level or subject, as well as class gadgets like a decoder and a coin toss.

What are some ways you’ve used this website in your classroom? We’d love to hear about them.

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