Our Geography Project: Post Card Collecting

Sunday, April 27, 2008

For the past few months we've been swapping post cards with people all over the U.S. and Canada. We joined an online group called Post Card Kids and have collected some really cool cards. We have put up a map and we highlight the cities and states we receive cards from as we trade. It's great fun for the kids to get mail; they love to run down to the curb to collect it when they see the mail man coming! And I love that it's such an interesting way to introduce them to new information. We've gone way beyond geography and discussed history, weather and climates, seasons, famous Americans, transportation, mapping and distances, architecture, and the list goes on. We've discovered places we'd never heard of and lots of places we hope to see some day.

Our collection is growing and I've posted an album of some of our cards. We have tons more that I will add, just as soon as I find the time to scan them all and upload them.

This has been such fun! I think we'll keep collecting as long as we are enjoying it and learning new things. Next year I hope to add a flat Stanley collection to our project.


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