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America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom

Vicksburg National Military Park

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In 2010, the United States Mint began to issue 56 quarter-dollar coins featuring designs depicting national parks and other national sites as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Vicksburg National Military Park quarter was the fourth of 2011 and the ninth overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The park commemorates one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War: the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Vicksburg National Military Park Quarter Day into your classroom.

Vicksburg National Military Park

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Learn more about the quarter that honors this national site.

America the Beautiful Quarters Program

Find out more about this program that honors a national site in every state, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories!

America the Beautiful Quarters Program Lesson Plans

Image says America the Beautiful Quarters Program Free Lesson Plans.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Program lesson plans are now available for you to use in your classroom!  Check out these exciting plans, which are FREE to download and are available in sets designed specifically for grades K and 1, 2 and 3, 4 through 6, 7 and 8, and 9 through 12.  Also be sure to check out our plans relating to the Mississippi quarter released in 2002 by visiting our 50 State Quarters® lesson plans!

America the Beautiful Quarters Day Classroom Activities

With this link, you will find fun ways to infuse your curriculum with activities that celebrate the arrival of each new quarter!

Connected Coins

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In 2002, the United States Mint released the MIssissippi quarter as part of the 50 State Quarters® Program. The Mississippi quarter, showcases the beauty and elegance of the state flower, combining the blossoms and leaves of two magnolias with the inscription "The Magnolia State."

To learn more, visit Mississippi quarter page.


Teachers' Network

Teachers, if the activities above have piqued your interest, please sign up for the Teachers' Network!  As a member, you can receive information about ALL of the educational resources available from the United States Mint.