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Photo of the Day – 02/05/2019 (“Teenage Party”, 1947)

Daily Photo — “Teenage Party, 1947”

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Teenagers at a Party, 1947 Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nina Leen for the LIFE Magazine.

“LIFE reported they ‘munch doughnuts and sip cokes whenever they are not dancing with serious faces to sentimental music.'”

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Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 02/04/2019 (“At the Fair”, 1942)

Daily Photo — “At the Fair, 1942”

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Couple at the sideshow, July 1942 Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information.

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Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Daily Photo

 

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Persuasive Cartography – The PJ Mode Collection at Cornell University

Persuasive Cartography

We all (or most of us) know about the concept of persuasive writing, as this is one of the major focuses in our Language Arts curriculum.  Getting students to understand the power that words have to influence and sway opinion one way or another or to reinforce already held beliefs.  But what about visual representations of the same concepts?

This is where Persuasive Cartography, or map making, comes into play.  These are not your typical maps that would be found in an atlas or even used to teach basic geography, but are rather intended to send a message to the viewer.  The PJ Mode Collection at Cornell University is an open source collection of 800+ of these maps that cover a variety of topics and time periods and is fully searchable and easy to browse:

What’s also nice is each map in the collection is able to be downloaded for use in the classroom, made into a poster or handout for tabletop activities, and fully sourced for citation purposes.

For more information, OpenCulture published an article detailing the collection and persuasive mapmaking as a whole that you might find informative.

 

Potential use in the classroom:  As a warm-up or discussion activity around historical events in your course, or as a discussion kickstarter for the topic of persuasion and propaganda.

Recommended grade levels:  7-12.

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2019 in Websites

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/19/18 (“Former Slave with Horn”, 1939)

Daily Photo — “Former Slave with Horn, 1939”

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April 1939. “Old Negro [former slave] with horn with which slaves were called; Near Marshall, Texas.” Additional title: [An African American man sitting in doorway and holding a horn, April 1939.] Gelatin Silver print by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. 

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Posted by on December 19, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/17/18 (“Hello, Sailor”, 1957)

Daily Photo — “Hello, Sailor, 1957”

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March 1957. “Women on board destroyer U.S.S. Maddox posing with sailors, modeling clothing with a nautical influence.” Photos by Christa for the Look magazine assignment “The Middy Look — Summer Clothes Go Nautical.”

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/14/18 (“Cotton on the Roadside”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Cotton on the Roadside, 1937”

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June 1937. “Child of Texas migrant family who follow the cotton crop from Corpus Christi to the Panhandle.” Photo by Dorothea Lange.

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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/13/18 (“Chain Gang”, 1917)

Daily Photo — “Chain Gang, 1917”

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1917. “Members of a chain gang building roads for the state of South Carolina. Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, SC”. 

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Posted by on December 13, 2018 in Daily Photo

 

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