Lesson plans in this issue incorporate letters and other forms of mail into the subjects of language arts, history, and math. Students evaluate mail as a mode of communication, create a mail system in the classroom and “send” letters, and analyze letters for information about the senders. A mathematics activity even has students “decode” a barcode into the ZIP code it represents. This issue commemorates the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1993 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.
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