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StampTransportation and U.S. History
Student Worksheet


 

Looking at Trains / US Postage Stamps with The Private Eye

1. Begin by loupe-examining your stamp for one minute.

2. What is the name of the train on your stamp?
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3. What do you notice about your stamp?
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4. Do you see any words on your stamp? List them here.
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5. As you loupe your stamp again: ask yourself, "What else does it
(this train, this scene) remind me of? What else? What else?" List 5 to
10 things. ___________________________________________________________
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6. Where do you think your train is traveling? What clues could you use to
make a good guess?
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7. Loupe-draw your train. Refer to the page of  tips on how to make a great drawing.

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