Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Black History Month Stamp Design Lesson Plan

On the Web site there is an easy-to-folow lesson plan for designing a stamp in honor of Black History Month coming up in February.

According to the site, "Creating commemorative postage stamp designs is a good way for students to celebrate Black History Month and the inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th president. In 1940, the first stamp issued in honor of a black American was released. The image was of educator Booker T. Washington."

Created by by Marilyn J. Brackney, there is a very cool postage stamp template that can be downloaded.

Also listed are the official USPS Criteria for Stamp Subject Selection guidelines although it is not necessary for the children to follow them in creating a stamp.

Shown above, a previous child's stamp design which is particularly timely.

To visit the site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM