Lesson Plan 4: History of a postage stamp

Penny Black the oldest postage stamp


Students will demonstrate an understanding about the history of a postage stamp by studying information in a time line.


Worksheet 7: PDF Download (339.7 KB)
Worksheet 8: PDF Download (132.3 KB)


  1. Introduce lesson by showing different stamps.
  2. Discuss postage stamps by showing examples.  Discuss the details that you can find on a postage stamp such as price, country, and theme.
  3. Hand out Worksheet 7 (or display on the smart board) and read the timeline together as a whole class.
  4. Hand out Worksheet 8 and have students complete the crossword puzzle. If they need help, students can refer back to Worksheet 7.


Check the answers to the crossword puzzle.