Monday, November 21, 2011

Owney Goes to School

Everyone loves Owney the Postal Dog. Now he's going to school and helping students to meet reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art standards.

The National Postal Museum has developed a 60-page full-color curriculum guide that uses the four different units of maps, jobs, tags, and personal stories.

For instance, Unit 2 is Jobs. Students will be able to understand that community workers are human resources who produce goods and services. Students will identify specialized workers, like postal employees, within a community.

Other resources include companion sources for special education classroooms, a Standards of Learning guide, student worksheets to accompany lessons, and even U.S. Topography rubrics.

Teacher resources include this recommended book list:

• A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot by Dirk Wales
• Delivering Your Mail: A book about mail carriers by Ann Owen
• The Post Office Book: The Mail and how it moves by Gail Gibbons
• Tales from the Rails e-Book by Jerry Rees and Stephen Michael Schwartz

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