Kirk, thanks for the help.
September 26, 2011
Free Stamps and Lesson Plans for Teachers
Join a Nationwide Pilot for Grades 3-5
Do you use stamps as educational tools in your classroom? Have you or other teachers at your school thought it sounded like a good idea to enhance your students' learning, but weren't quite sure how to start? There are some great resources available with rich incentives if you want to participate in a pilot project.
In a joint effort between the National Postal Museum and the American Philatelic Society (APS) to support elementary teachers' efforts for using stamps in the classroom, we are looking for volunteers to try our lessons and provide feedback before the program is launched nationally.
Here's what you get for participating:
Complete lesson plans using collectible postage stamps
Downloadable from a website
Covering integrated language arts, math, social studies, science, and art standards of learning
Large Packet of postage stamps for use in the lessons
Free 1 year membership to APS youth club for students in your class who sign up after the pilot. Those students will get a free USA commemorative album from Mystic Stamp Company.
Learning center with recommended hands-on activities
Chance to contribute to the development of a national teaching tool
We just ask that you:
Set up the learning center in your classroom as an independent activity
Teach one of the lessons
Distribute informational resources to parents on stamp collecting
Complete an evaluation based on your experience with the pilot program
This pilot program is sponsored by the New Initiatives Committee of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum's Council of Philatelists and the American Philatelic Society (APS) (the world's largest non-profit stamp collector organization).
Contact Allison Wickens for instructions on how to get started! email@example.com
This one looks a lot snazzier than the APS's. There are nicer graphics and stamp images included. If you are interested in the original copy, I can forward the email to you.
Yesterday, I dropped off 4 copies of the ad to local elementary schools. Hopefully, some teachers will sign up.