Chapter 7: Developing Metaconceptual Understanding with Visual Evidence 

Links to World Wide Web Resources
  • Has historical advertisements organized by category and time period

  • Part of the Library of Congress, contains images and texts from the South

  • A good collection of World War I propaganda posters

  • Collection of hundreds of cartograms depicting various global statistics dealing with religion, economy, disease, etc.

  • Interactive map making website allowing the viewer to create population density maps and other types of maps

  • Historical ads indexed by year, product, company, etc.

  • Picturing Modern America 1880-1920: Historical thinking exercises for middle and high school students. Includes several scaffolded exercises for analyzing photographs from the 1880s through the 1920s.

  • "Image Detective" An excellent interactive site that guides students through stages of analyzing historical photographs from the early 1900s.

Downloadable instructional materials

  •  Graphic organizer for supporting students' work with propaganda posters
          Figure 7.1.docx