November is Native American Heritage Month and I wanted to post a few resources to help in teacher planning. We were fortunate enough to visit the National Museum of the American Indian while in Washington, DC this past spring. The museum is overwhelming with the artifacts that it contains. Below is a link from the museum that will be helpful for planning for the month.
After years teaching about Owney, the National Railway Postal Dog, it was a treat to finally get to visit the National Postal Museum and finally see Owney in person! The story of Owney is quite a delightful story for young children and a great way to integrate history and geography while analyzing primary sources.
The National Postal Museum has Owney on display and a fabulous railway exhibit demonstrating how mail was transported via train. Online, take the time to explore the Smithsonian's online offerings on Owney, including the large digitized set of images of the tags he collected along the way.