Lesson Plan 3: Journey of a postcard
Students will be able to identify the process of how mail is sent. They will be able to match a written description to the correct picture.
- Have students brainstorm ideas about the journey a postcard takes from sender to the final destination.
- Put students into small groups, hand out the big pictures 1-5. Every group tries to sort the pictures in the right order. Each child takes one picture and the whole group can build a human timeline, standing in the right order of the journey the postcard takes. (The same procedure can be done with the whole class together, instead of in the group)
- Groups can take turns, presenting their journey to the class.
- Hand out worksheet 4 and 5 and 6.
- Students cut out the text and glue it to the right pictures.
A good way to wrap up the lesson is to have the class watch the movie “There goes a Post office”
Extending the Activity:
- Social Studies:
- Countries, cities and monuments can be further researched to extend a lesson about one of the places on the postcard.
- If a novel or short story has one of the places as the setting, use the activity at the beginning to activate prior knowledge or at the end as a reader response.