Cartoons offer the viewer a variety of opinions based on the authors, often satirical, viewpoint. From anti-immigration to anti-slavery, adding visuals to your classroom allows students to make connections and understand the opinions of individuals who lived through the history they are studying. Often primary sources can be difficult for students to read and understand, so including visuals can bridge the gap and help students find the point of view in an engaging way.
This workshop will show teachers new ways of implementing these visuals into their classroom and will provide attendees with an interactive version of our favorite political cartoons, along with a graphic organizer, and teaching strategies for both literacy and history. Act 48 credit is available and light refreshments will be provided.