Create a Stamp
Learners discuss themes that can be represented on stamps, research apartheid, explore history and government of South Africa, view postage stamps from Somalia, and create stamp with South African theme.
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Stamp Stories of Westward Expansion
What a fantastic project idea for discussing not only the history of America's expansion into the West, but for reviewing any major unit of history in your class. Pupils build stamp collections to visually represent themes of the unit,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Stamps and Cemeteries as Storytellers
Learners discern the difference between commemorative and regular issue stamps while drawing conclusions about the time period. In this Stamps as Storytellers instructional activity, students design stamps using symbolism and historical...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Events Leading to American Independence
Read about the such events as the Stamp Act, British taxes on colonies, and the Boston Massacre that led to the Independence of America from Britain. After reading this adapted article from USHistory.org, learners respond to four...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Colonial Broadsides and the American Revolution
Young scholars access the Library of Congress's collection of Broadsides (printed material with news, entertainment, advertisements, etc.) and explore their impact on events leading up to the Revolutionary War. They create a timeline...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Australian Christmas Stamps
Research Christmas traditions and the December climate in Australia. Discover Australia's custom of lowering postage rates at the holiday season and creating a yearly stamp. Realize that Christmas in Australia is during the summer season...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History