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Activity Overview


Massachusetts has so many wonderful places to visit, and postcards are a fun way to let others know about where you’ve been! In this activity, students will create a postcard from Massachusetts. The written part must include at least one fact about the landmark, and the picture must accurately depict the location.

Some popular tourist attractions in Massachusetts include The Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the North End, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Fenway Park, Plimoth (Plymouth) Plantation, Salem, and Plymouth Rock.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a postcard from a landmark in Massachusetts.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click on “Start Assignment”.
  2. Create a 2-cell storyboard or use the template provided.
  3. In the left cell, create an image that depicts the landmark or the state in general using an appropriate scene, characters, and items. Be sure to include the state name somehow.
  4. In the right cell, write a note to a friend or family member describing the landmark that you have "visited". You must include at least one fact about the landmark.
  5. On the address lines provided, make up a creative address for the recipient.
  6. Create a fun stamp in the box in the upper right corner.

Requirements: Appropriate illustration of a landmark and a written component with at least one fact about the landmark.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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