One of the tools we use as park rangers are trading cards. Maybe you've seen a trading card - it fits in your pocket and usually it has a picture on one side and words on the other. Look at the pictures below. Pretty cool, right?
Junior Ranger Challenge -- Make a Trading Card
I use trading cards to tell stories. See the picture of George Washington on that white horse? The horse's name was Blueskin and he was General Washington's second favorite horse. His first favorite horse was named Nelson. Nelson was very steady in battle. Blueskin - not so much. But, Blueskin looked good in the picture.
Now it is your turn to make something you can use to tell a few stories about a famous writer named Edgar Allan Poe.
Your challenge: Design a trading card about Edgar Allan Poe
Directions1. Read the information below about the famous writer named Edgar Allan Poe.
2. On a piece of paper, draw a picture that would be good for the front of a trading card about Edgar Allan Poe. It can be a picture of Poe, or maybe you want to draw something connected to his stories.
3. Turn your paper over and choose what information you want to put on the back of your card. You can't write any more than 50 words (yes, you have to count them).
Looking for ideas? Check out some examples in the Junior Ranger Challenge Photo Gallery.
Edgar Allan Poe's Life
Read the facts below and choose which ones you want to write on the back of your trading card.
BONUS! Design a card about YOU1. On a piece of paper, draw a picture that is about you. It can be a self-portrait, or it can be something that tells us about you (like a soccer ball, or a TV, or a book).
2. Turn your paper over and choose what information you want to write on the back of your card. It can be about your family or what you like to do -- what makes you unique. You can't write any more than 50 words (yes, you have to count them).
Last updated: February 2, 2018