FDC Teaching Aids Available

Using First Day Covers In Education:
AFDCS Makes Free Teaching Aids Available


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First day covers are the perfect philatelic medium for education, because the cachets allow more information about the events and people on the stamps. Now, teachers and other educators can download from the American First Day Cover Society website eight booklets, each consisting of 12 to 19 lessons, using FDCs.

They were developed by AFDCS director Kris McIntosh, a retired high school social studies teacher with nearly 40 years of experience in education. The lessons cover American and Texas history from the colonization of North America through the Gilded Age and the Great Depression and into Barak Obama's presidency. The e-books McIntosh has prepared include illustrations of FDCs, discussion, quizzes and reviews.

"First day covers are primary sources that can add diversity in a teacher’s tool kit," writes McIntosh.

The lessons can be downloaded on this page. Membership in the AFDCS is not required to use the lesson plans.

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