We’ve featured some neat resources from the United States Postal Museum in the past, and today have a bunch more for you to consider when studying American history, biography, geography, culture and commerce:
The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America’s postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous diversity of postage stamps. This selection of “virtual exhibits” are interactive versions of some of their most popular museum exhibits. Topics include: American Art, American Sports, African American Pioneers, American Indians, Railway & Air Mail, Women’s History, and much more.
Click here to go to the Postal Museum Virtual Exhibits!
The Postal Museum’s Curriculum guides offer lesson plans and materials to aid in the exploration of museum themes and skills within the classrooms. There are 14 different curriculum studies for primary through high school, covering a variety of historical topics with a postal theme, including the stories behind individual stamps, Westward Expansion, mail from the front lines during WW2, and more.
Click here to go to the Postal Museum Curriculum page!
Fun educational games, quizzes, videos and activities from the Postal Museum.
Click here to go to the Postal Museum Activities page!