Flat Stanley Visits Poplar Forest

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The Flat Stanley Project Is An International Literacy and Communications Activity for Primary and Junior Students and Their Teachers 



Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another participant that treats Flat Stanley as a guest and completes the journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the original sender.  Students can plot his travels on maps and share the contents of the journal. 

This Flat Stanley, sent by Adam of Gaines Elementary School in Gaines, Michigan, came to visit Adam's great-grandparents in Forest, Virginia for a week.  

Flat Stanley had a wonderful time learning about Thomas Jefferson's retreat home, Poplar Forest.

Flat Stanley discovered that Thomas Jefferson began construction of Poplar Forest during his second term as President of the United States and that this retreat home is in the shape of an octagon.  For more interesting information about Thomas Jefferson, click here.

Scenes From Flat Stanley's Visit to Poplar Forest
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The Poplar Forest staff thanks Flat Stanley for visiting
 and thanks Adam for sending Flat Stanley to Bedford Country, VA.




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