Social Studies Resources (images)

  • Editorial Cartoon Collection Project provides editorial cartoons and related lesson plans from the Dirksen Center that teach students how to identify issues, analyze symbols, acknowledge the need for background knowledge, recognize stereotypes and caricatures, think critically, and appreciate the role of irony and humor.
  • It’s No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons by the Library of Congress provides a framework for learn about cartoonists’ persuasive techniques in political cartoons.
  • Picturing Modern America: Historical Thinking Exercises for Middle and High School by the Education Development Center provides historical thinking exercises for middle and high school students.
  • The Commons: The Library of Congress Photo Collection on Flickr . The Library of Congress has put up two 1500+ photograph collections on Flickr for both educational use and to have the public add tags and comments to make the viewing experience “richer” for others.

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