It has been 175 years since the invention of the world’s first postage stamp – the Penny Black. Pop It In the Post is a new FREE downloadable learning package that reveals how this little piece of paper changed the way people communicated forever.
JUST A PENNY!
In 1840 the idea that a letter could be sent anywhere in Britain for just one penny was revolutionary. For the first time ordinary people could afford to send letters, and the effect was as wide reaching as the introduction of the Internet.
Pop It In The Post supports learning across the curriculum and includes:
- A downloadable learning resource containing lesson plans, teacher’s notes, image galleries and Powerpoints for whiteboards
- Over 100 activity ideas, using real archival documents, photos, maps and museum objects to support subjects including Literacy, Maths, Science and Art and Design.
- A fun animated interactive game for pupils to play and explore the story of the Penny Black
- A short film introducing pupils to Rowland Hill, the social reformer who led the campaign for letters to cost just a penny who explains how his big idea changed the world.
This learning package was sponsored by Royal Mail Group