Resource: Virtual Field Trip to National Postal Museum http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/index.html
Provider: National Postal Museum
Summary: The National Postal Museum website is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, and offers not only a series of fascinating online exhibits - but educational videos, curriculum guides, and activities to enhance learning.
Description: When you get to the website you will see the current features. Use the menu on the left of the screen to navigate the site. Areas of this virtual museum that you don't want to miss include:
*Exhibits - Place your cursor over this menu item and a drop-down list appears. Click "Online Exhibits" to view the virtual exhibits that are not available for view in the museum. There is an exhibit about postal workers, the artistry of stamp making, history through stamps, and even a look at how to trace fads in pop culture through postage stamps.
*Educators - Place your cursor over this item to access the FREE "Curriculum Guides" that are available. They include downloadable pdf files and links to other sites that offer a variety of activity suggestions for exploring history, art, and social sciences through postage.
*Stamp Colleting - Get tips on how to start a stamp collection.
*Activity Zone - A collection of fun online games, puzzles, word searches, coloring books, quizzes and more all themed around the