Moving the Mail West

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Lesson plans on U.S. postal history focus on the Civil War, Westward Expansion, and the Gold Rush. Students enter the world of stagecoaches and the Pony Express as historians themselves, learning to tell primary from secondary sources. Includes lesson plans, historical background, worksheets, primary resources, secondary research articles, and a game.

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    Grade: 4 to 8

    Topics: History-Social Science, The Civil War & Reconstruction, United States History

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