Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Lincoln Memorial

Have you ever looked closely at a penny?  I mean really, really closely?  We have!  That's because today we began to study our first coin in Everyday Math.  We learned that the head's side of the penny has President Lincoln on it and the tail's side has the Lincoln Memorial.  Did you know that if you look very carefully on some pennies you might see the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the middle of the Memorial?  It's true!

Two years ago while reading the teacher blog, Free Technology For Teachers, I learned that there is a virtual tour of the Lincoln Memorial.  Click on this penny if you'd like to visit Washington, D.C. from the comfort of your home!

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