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Mail Time! An Integrated Postcard and Geography Study

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Mail Time! An Integrated Postcard and Geography Study

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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Diana Garcia

March 13, 2018

Sounds like fun! I used to do something similar with my 3rd/4th grade students, but we would write to mail artists in other countries. Since I used to be an active mail artist myself, I had a good list of mail artists all over the globe. Also, the children got to design their own letters/postcards. If you are not familiar with "mail art/postal art" you can google it and find out this whole subculture of alternative art! Lastly, to add diversity to your unit, have you read Dear Primo: A Letter To My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh? A young boy trades postcards with his cousin in Mexico. Best wishes!!!



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