The US Postal Service's Community Connection site is designed to support elementary-level social studies and history using its archive of postage stamp imagery. Stamps are a unique type of primary resource, reflecting the tone of the times and the attitudes of our
nation across history, recalling people, places, icons and
events. Stamp imagery can be used as a springboard for lessons on American history, geography, civics, and culture.
The site offers:
* School Days & American Ways: an oversized curriculum-connected calendar designed around monthly themes; the calendar is accompanied by a 24-page coordinated Teaching Guide
* A variety of education kits for download
* Stamp Scoop: short editorials on the subject of recent commemorative stamps and their significance
* Support for local fieldtrips and class speakers