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America the Beautiful Quarters® Day in the Classroom

Yellowstone National Park

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Beginning in 2010, the United States Mint will 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 Yellowstone National Park quarter was the second of 2010 and the second overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.

Teachers, below you will find several activities and links that will bring the excitement of Yellowstone National Park's America the Beautiful Quarters Day into your classroom.

Yellowstone National Park Quarter

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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

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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 the Wyoming quarter released in 2007 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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Yellowstone isn't the only national site located in the state of Wyoming.  In 2007, the Wyoming quarter was released.  To learn more, visit Wyoming's State Quarter Day Page and the Wyoming quarter as the September 2007 Coin of the Month.

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.