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Lesson 3: Using postmarks to help teach geography

Objective: This lesson uses postmarks to help teach geography.

Supplies: individual (8.5 x 11) U.S. or international maps, postmarks from envelopes (cut into circles), glue stick, scissors, atlas, globe

Procedure: Students need to locate the postmark city on the map and glue the actual postmark onto the map.

Then compare notes:
Which city is farthest from your hometown?
Which states do you NOT have a postmark from?
Which postmarked cities are also state capitals?
Which postmarked cities have you visited?
Which are the farthest north, south, east and west?
Is there another U.S. city with the same name as your hometown?