Thursday, October 11, 2012

Presidential Advertising

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With all the talk of Big Bird ads these days, I thought this was interesting and could start many different discussions in the classroom at any level. On the Library of Congress blog today, they mentioned a collection of Presidential Campaign Posters. Looking through them, there are some interesting ones that show signs of the times and the progression from simple to much more like current advertising. I could see many discussions ranging from who the ads are meant to target, what they reflect about the time period, changes over time, and more. The LoC is a great resource for primary source material such as this, so don't forget to check it when you are working on projects for audio, graphic, written, photographic, or other materials to make your lessons even more personal. 
 How have you used the Library of Congress or primary sources?

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