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Sometimes a simple writing and art project can act as a closure activity for any unit.  We had students create a “postcard from history” with attention to details including the drawing of the stamp, who was the card written to and/or by, in addition to what was written and drawn on the card itself.  This lesson always worked well and pairs well with a quick read-around follow up.  See our free Teacher’s Guide for Read Arounds if you wish to add that feature to your lesson.

This handout is created to work with any history class and includes directions for students.

  • Subject Areas: History, Social Sciences
  • Materials Required: Printed copies of the handout, colored pencils/pens/crayons.
  • Time Needed: Usually a full class period or as homework.