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National Postal Museum

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Resource:National Postal Museum
Provider:Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Summary:Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision). Postal history opens a unique window into the past. It brings personal histories to life and offers a compelling avenue for study.
Description:The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum provides educators with an interesting selection of classroom resources and materials that can be used online or downloaded, as well as an opportunity to explore the museum and its collections through virtual tours and online galleries.

When you get to the site, click on the tour to see the 360 degree panoramas that lead you through the galleries of the museum:
  • Moving the Mail
  • Stamp Gallery (Fire and Ice)
  • Alphabetilately
  • Mail Call
  • Binding the Nation
  • Postal Inspectors
  • Customers and Communities
  • Systems at Work
When you are through with your tour, check out the Collections, Exhibits, and Research links in the main menu bar. Learn about “Collection History”, “Collection Projects”, “Preservation” and more. Explore past, present and future exhibits to discover America’s postal history from colonial times to the present.

Also, don't miss the Education and Activities links at the top. There are classroom resources and curriculum guides for such interesting topics as Owney the Dog, Victory Mail, and We Were There: Letters From the Battle Front.

With the wealth of information and educational materials available, this website will surely receive your stamp of approval.
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C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Virtual Tour
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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