FDC LESSONS - TEACH HISTORY USING FIRST DAY COVERS

Envelopes Delivering a Commemorative Stamp issued on a Special Day with Artwork Depicting the Document, Event or Person.

 

eBooks! United States History and Texas History

Each FDC Lessons eBook provides the teacher with warm up or review lessons including first day cover images as well as other primary sources as called for in the lesson. Each lesson is based on the students analyzing the images found on a first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork). The lessons provide the teacher with strategies to hook students on the topic of study, such as questions targeting the 5W/H as well as analyzing, generalizing, drawing inferences or conclusions, and cause and effect. Images can be projected onto a white board for whole class discussion or printed out for individual student work. Other primary sources (diary entries, letters, resolutions and excerpts from speeches) where appropriate may be included in the lesson, and each lesson has a concluding activity. The lessons can be a quick introduction to a fuller lesson all ready created by the teacher, or it can be a way to provide students with the images and facts needed to remember the history necessary to pass the state standardized tests. Lessons provide procedures, discussion questions, teacher notes, activities, Web sites, and one to four color reproductions of the first day covers. The eBooks are in pdf format. When purchased, each will be downloaded directly to your computer.

 

 


Set 1 1607-1783

The Battles of Lexington & Concord

 

$13.95

 

  • Jamestown
  • Magna Carta & House of Burgesses
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Lexington & Concord
  • Abigail Adams

 

  • Thomas Paine
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Haym Soloman
  • Bernardo de Galvez
  • Valley Forge Activity
  • Battle of Yorktown
  • Treaty of Paris, 1783

 

Sample


Set 2 1783-1820

James Madison

 

$13.95

 

  • John Hanson & the Articles
  • NW Ordinance
  • The Preamble
  • James Madison
  • Bill of Rights

 

  • Eli Whitney
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Robert Fulton
  • Francis S. Key,
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Erie Canal

 

Sample


Set 3 1820-1860

Sojourner Truth

 

$13.95

 

  • Texas-Revolution to Republic
  • Founding of Baseball
  • Samuel Morse (Sample Lesson)
  • Kearny’s Expedition
  • Mormons & Utah

 

  • Henry D. Thoreau
  • Women’s Rights
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Gadsden Purchase

 

Sample


Set 4 1860-1872

Civil War Centennial First Day Issue

 

$13.95

 

  • Civil War Battles
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Clara Barton
  • Julia Ward Howe
  • Southern Women
  • Homestead Act

 

  • Jefferson Davis Activity
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Gettysburg Address
  • 13th Amendment
  • Purchase of Alaska
  • Transcontinental Railroad

 

Sample


Set 5 1872-1912

Statue of Liberty First Day Issue

 

$19.95

 

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Henry Flipper
  • Chief Joseph Speaks
  • American Bison
  • Alexander G. Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Samuel Gompers
  • Frances Willard & WCTU
  • Jane Addams

 

  • Susan B. Anthony (Sample Lesson)
  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  • Booker T. Washington
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Ida B. Wells
  • U.S.S. Maine & Rough Riders
  • Panama Canal
  • Wright Brothers
  • Pure Food & Drug Act

 

Sample


Set 6 1912-1929

James Montgomery Flagg

 

$13.95

 

  • President Woodrow Wilson
  • World War I Propoganda
  • Moina Belle Michael
  • Alvin York Activity
  • 18th Amendment
  • 19th Amendment
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Henry Ford
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • President Hoover & the Crash

 

Sample


Set 7 1932-1945

FDR First Day Issue

 

$13.95

 

  • FDR & New Deal
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Marian Anderson
  • Pearl Harbor Attack
  • WIN the WAR

 

  • Allied Leaders/Heros
  • Women in World War II
  • D-Day Invasion
  • Truman & Atomic Bomb
  • United Nations

 

Sample


Set 8 1945-2001

Tear Down This Wall First Day Issue

 

$18.95

 

  • Bonus Images of World War II
  • Executive Order 9981
    & Jackie Robinson
  • Truman and NATO
  • Korean War
  • Thurgood Marshall Activity
  • Brown & the Little Rock Nine
  • JFK
  • Decade of Space
  • Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
  • LBJ & Civil Rights Act, 1964

 

  • Vietnam War
  • Register & Vote
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Barbara Jordan
  • 25th Amendment & Ford
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Reagan & Berlin Wall
  • Clinton & Impeachment
  • Bush & 9/11

 

Sample


Set 9 Texas History

100 Years of Texas Independence First Day Issue

 

$19.95

 

  • Coronado’s Expedition
  • Bernard de Galvez & the Bay
  • Texas Revolution to Republic
  • Davy Crockett
  • Sam Houston
    (Sample Lesson)
  • Civil War Battles & Texas
  • Emancipation Proclamation & Juneteenth
  • Buffalo Soldiers

 

  • Henry O. Flipper
  • Charles Goodnight
  • Galveston Hurricane
  • Spindletop
  • Speaker Sam Rayburn & the REA.
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Oveta Culp Hobby
  • World War II Leaders
  • JFK & Texas
  • Barbara Jordan
  • President Bush & 9/11

 

Sample


READER Including & Such As Texans

Twenty biographies, 1-2 pages each, of Texans found in the "including" or "such as" Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge for 4th and 7th grades. Introduction gives teaching suggestions for individual or group work activities. Chief Bowl

 

$10.95

+Shipping

 

  • Cabeza de Vaca
  • Jose De Escandon
  • Jose Gutierrez de Lara
  • Martin De Leon
  • Stephen F. Austin
  • Susanna Dickinson
  • Jose Antonio Navarro
  • Chief Bowl
  • John Coffee Hays
  • Mary Maverick

 

  • Quanah Parker
  • Elisabet Ney
  • Scott Joplin
  • J. Frank Dobie
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Audie Murphy
  • Jane McCallum
  • Lulu Belle White
  • James L. Farmer, Jr.
  • Barbara Jordan

 

Sample

 

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