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Assessment Tool: Persuasive Writing and Stamp Design

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Civics +4 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
A teaching guide for an interdisciplinary assessment technique or research project using creative and language arts. In this hands-on and engaging activity, students explore postage stamps as symbols of American history before designing a commemorative stamp; defending their subject selection and artistic choices through presentation and persuasive essay writing.
Activity challenges should feature current studies and relevant classroom goals (ex. heritage month themes, explorers, authors, characters) for cross-subject exploration.