1. Introduce students to the Historic Postcards of Alabama Resource. These post cards are from the first years of the twentieth century, about 1900-1915.
2. Ask students to explore the resource and choose the historical image that most interests them.
3. Students write a brief essay, as if they were visiting the place the postcard shows during the era in which it was created, and were sending the post card to a friend or relative who had never seen the place. They should describe the sights, sounds, and smells they experienced there. They will also relate what was happening at the place during their visit.
Special Collections Homepage | Historic Postcards of Alabama | Teaching Resource, p. 1