ERIC Number: ED236098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Exploring the World of Stamps in Your Classroom. A Teacher's Guide to Stamp Collecting.
Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.
Learning activities for using postage stamps in a variety of disciplines in elementary and secondary classrooms are presented. The book is divided into four sections. Following section 1, the introduction, section 2 presents 14 lesson plans, ranging in required class time from 15 minutes to several days. Each lesson focuses on a particular skill or topic within one of the following subjects: art, language arts, math, science, music, reading, and social studies. Within each lesson, the topic, activities, time, and materials are outlined. Enlarged, reproducible photos of the stamps necessary for each activity are included. While many activities are applicable to any level, such as current events or American Revolution reports based on stamps, other activities focus on a specific activities designed for use in the classroom or resource center. Many of these activities need no teacher supervision beyond the introductory direction stage. For each game, materials, directions, and suggestions for maximizing learning are provided. Section four offers information useful in preparing alternative lessons. Tips on accessories and where to acquire stamps and an extensive list of helpful organizations, publications, and audiovisual materials are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Music Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
U.S. Postal Service, Philatelic Sales Division, Washington, DC 20265-9997 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Philately; Post Office; Postage Stamps
Note: Photographs of stamps may not reproduce clearly.