This is a Warm Up/Review Lesson using two first day covers-envelopes with commemorative stamp, postmark and artwork. Students will analyze the images on two envelopes to lead to a fuller discussion on the positives and negatives of the telegraph. How does the invention of the telegraph impact society such as the creation of new jobs, spread of national news quicker, faster family communication and businesses tracking products? How will the transatlantic cable "shrink the world"? What invention will make the telegraph "old school"? This lesson will prepare students for state tests or help teachers move on within their syllabus.