on a Postage Stamp
A WebQuest for 7th Grade
| Task | Process |Resources
Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits
and your partner are the United States Postal Service’s “New Faces”
Committee. The President of the United States has commanded a stamp of a famous
African-American from the struggles of the Equal Rights Movement.
You must find the best candidate. By
next week. And create the background artwork. In order to keep your job.
subcommittee, the “WannaBe Faces”, has compiled a short list for you to
research. You are to research three
of the candidates, their plight, and draw a rough sketch of the stamp as you see
it. The background must show their
struggle, indicate the time period, and their triumphs.
The foreground must show a face or profile.
your rough drafts and submit them Vice President Penrod, Vice President Chaboudy
or to Vice President Lawler. Once
they review them with the President, your drafts will be returned.
It is up to you, at this point, to decide on your final proposition.
This will be on a 2 feet by 3 feet poster board.
The group with the best stamp will keep their job.
Other groups will be reassigned as follows:
place: Vice Chairman of Glue
place: Post Master General in Spokane
place: Walking Mail Carrier in
Hudson for the winter months
other submissions: Mail Sorters in Montana
the internet resources listed below and the books that your subcommittee members
have compiled. Remember, your three
(3) drafts must be on 8.5 X 11 papers and in color.
When those are approved by a Vice President, pick your best stamp to
enlarge. It must show their face in the foreground, the struggles,
triumphs and time period in the background.
committee will meet in the computer lab to complete the research and use the new
computers in the room. Use the
following links to help you. Use
the books on the cart, too. The President has provided
a worksheet to organize
your notes. These must be turned in with your drafts. Once
you have created the poster sized mock up, President DiTommaso will select the
best final submission for mass distribution.
Skim through the following sites of
intriguing candidates. Pick three
and complete a mock-stamp for each. Feel
free to use non-Web sources, too.
For your outstanding daily
research effort, you and your partner will be awarded ten points.
Presidential Worksheet is worth
Your final stamp is worth 100 points.
The total for this project is 150 points.
will be evaluated on fulfilling a myriad of requirements.
Check out the requirement
daily grade will be an individual one, while the Presidential Sheets and your
Stamp will be a group grade. Your reflection
paper is due the same day as your Stamp.
This was a chance for you and your partner to work on aspects of a given
topic that interested you. You had
opportunities to explore as deeply as you wanted.
The struggle for equality is still fought daily.
Where could you help? What
do you read about it in the paper? Are
there cultures that are horrendous abusers?
Why should we even worry about this problem?
Credits and References
make sure that you cite your sources you used on the back of your poster.
Be sure to thank the Media Specialists and your fearless Vice Presidents
and President for calling on you to serve in this capacity!