U.S. Postal Service
These sites are about the U.S. postal services. Learn what they do, about the mail delivery process, technologies used, how a postal system works, and how countries collaborate to deliver mail. Includes the history of the U.S. postal service, types of mail, key people, and the zip code system. There are also video clips, lesson plans, and teaching resources. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Pony Express and Postage Stamps.
ThinkQuest: Welcome to World Mail
This student-created website provides information about various postal systems in the world as well as an evolution of postal services from past to present. Learn how a postal system works, how countries collaborate to deliver mail, and more. Includes interesting facts about postal services in different countries.
Benjamin Franklin: Man of Letters
Find out what Benjamin Franklin contributed to the U.S. postal service.
Carriers at Work
Watch a video clip to see how mail carriers operated before mail was delivered.
Rural Wagon Delivering Mail
Watch a video clip of how mail was delivered during 1894-1915.
Zip Code Lookup
Enter an address to find a zip code. NOTE: This site includes ads.
The Mail Carrier
In this activity, students learn about the duties of mail carriers from interaction with mail carriers, observing mail carriers on duty, and other hands-on experiences.
Delivering to You
Learn about the mail delivery process and the technology involved from this video.
National Postal Museum: Videos
This page has various videos related to mail services.
National Postal Museum: Curriculum Guides
Here are teaching ideas and resources for integrating a postal service unit into the classroom.
eThemes Resource: Pony Express
These sites are about the Pony Express. Includes maps of the route and a biography on one of the founders. Read about the history of this 1860-1861 mail delivery system.
eThemes Resource: Postage Stamps
Focuses on U.S. postage stamp history, production, and prices. Many images of postage stamps from the U.S., around the world, and throughout history.