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Emily Murgia

Education Programs Specialist
Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Smithsonian Staff

Emily Murgia's collections

 

Stamp Stories: The Revolutionary War

A resource demonstrating a fun and engaging teaching strategy, Stamp Stories. Postage stamps are not simply a means to send a letter but can serve as windows into the history and cultures of the world. Every stamp tells a story. Simultaneously a primary and secondary source; the subject depicted on a stamp presents opportunities for innovative teaching strategies that appeal specifically to visual learners. In this lesson, students build their own stamp collections to show what they’ve learned and debate why the stamps they've chosen reflect the given theme. This specific collection features the Revolutionary War but the technique may be applied to any subject or theme as an assessment, review tool, or ice breaker.
Emily Murgia
14
 

Stamp Stories: The Civil War

A resource demonstrating a fun and engaging teaching strategy, Stamp Stories. Postage stamps are not simply a means to send a letter but can serve as windows into the history and cultures of the world. Every stamp tells a story. Simultaneously a primary and secondary source; the subject depicted on a stamp presents opportunities for innovative teaching strategies that appeal specifically to visual learners. In this lesson, students build their own stamp collections to show what they’ve learned and debate why the stamps they've chosen reflect the given theme. This specific collection features the Civil War but the technique may be applied to any subject or theme as an assessment, review tool, or ice breaker.
Emily Murgia
14
 

Review Activity: Biomes

A teaching guide for a review activity featuring biomes. In this hands-on and engaging activity, students sort and select postage stamps that represent the seven biomes then defend their choices.
Emily Murgia
13