Student Stamps for America

Design It! Lessons

Learning Never Ends stamp- Glow by Josef Albers
Learning Never Ends stamp
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Overview: Design It! Student Stamps for America

Lesson 1: What is a Stamp?
Reviews the history of stamps and answers the question: Why are there pictures on stamps?

Lesson 2: Selecting a Subject
Identifies the 12 selection criteria that the US Postal Service uses to decide what images go on stamps.

Lesson 3: Designing a Stamp
Reviews the techniques and skills that stamp designers use to incorporate big messages into tiny works of art.

Lesson 4: Stamp Design Assessment Activity
It’s every student’s turn to pick a subject and design a stamp!