Post Office Field Trips
A field trip to the local post office has long been a favorite activity for elementary school students, and they offer educators valuable curriculum connections for language arts and social studies instruction.
At the post office, students follow a letter from its point of entry into the building to its departure for delivery. The experience shows students how the mail touches everyone’s lives everyday. They will leave with a better understanding of how the local post office binds the community together and connects local citizens with the nation and the world.
To schedule a field trip, contact the post master at your local post office and ask if the post office hosts field trips. To locate your neighboring post office, simply visit the Post Office directory and type in your street and city and state, or zip code. You will receive a list of the post offices in your area.
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