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Educator Resources

Resources and materials are available to educators and youth club leaders for teaching youth the “stories behind the stamps” (history, social studies, literacy, mathematics, science, the arts, etc.) and for promoting an understanding of philately.

To request tongs, magnifiers, hinges, or postally used stamps click here.

If you are a teacher at a public, private, or home school be sure to check out the StampsTeach signup at the bottom of the page!

Symbols of America

Symbols of America as Told by Stamps is a 24-page informational text for use in grades 4 – 8. Read about the symbols and view the images found on postage stamps that provide a visual history of the people and events that shaped the United States.

Lesson Plans

Free downloadable lesson plans, preschool through high school, in a wide variety of content areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, fine arts).

Grades 1-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

Learning Activities

Free downloadable learning activities for children of all ages.


The Stamps Teach program of the American Philatelic Society provides information and resources to K – 12 educators in a wide variety of content areas. The goal of the Stamps Teach program is to develop and share standards-based learning activities that use philatelic artifacts as instructional tools. To sign up for StampsTeach supplies please register for StampsTeach

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StampShow/NTSS 2019

Omaha, Nebraska | August 1-4, 2019