How the Post Office Made America

Thanks to the post office, people now say the United States is instead of the United States are. Historians research the role the United States Postal Service in shaping our country. They view a short video explaining the formation of a mail service in the United States. Open discovery and discussion help individuals see how the simple act of delivering a package links one state to another, forming a nation of truly united states!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a local post master as a guest speaker on the history and function of the United States Postal Service 
  • Create group work and presentations on various topics on postal history in the United States 
Classroom Considerations

  • Short video is just over 10 minutes in length
Pros

  • Shows a geographic animation of the United States for visual learners
  • Includes primary source photographs and factual information 
Cons

  • None