Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Students learn to look at stamps in a whole new light

Owen Sound Sun Times of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, reports members of a local stamp club know all about the enjoyment and learning opportunities their hobby brings to them and have started a series of visits to local schools to share their hobby with interested students.

During their first half-hour visit with a group of 10 students, club members not only spoke about their hobby, they also helped the students get started on their own collections by giving them albums, packages of cancelled stamps, first-day covers and other stamp collecting materials.

One of the members told the students, "Stamp collecting can be a lot of fun. Once people know you are collecting, you'll be surprised how many stamps come your way. You get to collect, trade, buy and sell. There are always interesting stories to hear - and tell - about stamps and lots of interesting people to meet as well."

To read the enire article, click here.

For some other ideas about using stamps in the classroom, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM