The "Big Letter Postcard" was popular from 1930-1940 and remains an iconic "retro" style. These beautiful, graphic images showcased the resources and wonders of various cities and states. In this project, students research a state, learn how to create 3-D lettering with one point perspective and then design a postcard of their state using watercolor.
Sequence of topics and lessons. Additional resources linked within the document.
Students organize many facts about their state with this research tool.
Background knowledge on these postcards and the art processes
This checklist helps students sequence their tasks. This ticket for watercolor paper may be useful
One teacher's extensive rubric
We have found this site to be one of the best for students to use when researching their states.