ANALYZING VISUAL PRIMARY SOURCES: U.S. History
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These lively and engaging PowerPoint® presentations help teachers walk students step by step through the process of analyzing and interpreting photographs, posters, political cartoons, period illustrations, and other types of visual primary sources.
Introductory slides place each source in historical context; subsequent slides combine animations that break down each source into its constituent parts with guided discussion questions that get students to consider things like point of view, intended audience, and historical impact and relevance. Notes pages provide historical background and suggested interpretations of each source. Each presentation also comes with extra primary source images (included on the same CD as the PowerPoint®) for students to analyze on their own and a set of 11" x 17" posters of the primary sources examined in the presentation.
Social Studies School Service