Pop It In The Post: How The Penny Black Stamp Changed Our World

FREE downloadable learning package for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.

This resource was sponsored by Royal Mail Group
2015 marks 175 years since the invention of the world’s first postage stamp – The Penny Black. This simple idea that we take for granted today revolutionised the way people communicate by opening up the postal system to ordinary people, who previously couldn’t afford to use it.Pop It In The Post reveals how this little piece of paper changed the way people communicate forever. It includes:

  • Learning resource with lesson plans, teachers’ notes, activity ideas and PowerPoint presentations for whiteboards.
  • Live action film introducing Rowland Hill and his big idea
  • An animated game for your pupils to play and test their knowledge



Learning resource download: http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/popitlearning/resource/



Meet Rowland Hill: http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/popitlearning/film/



Interactive presentation game link: http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/popitlearning/game/

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