Online Education Events June 16th and 17th: 20th Century Political Cartoons and Primary Sources and Picture Books

Office Hours:  20th-Century Political Cartoons at the Library of Congress - Tuesday, June 16, 2-3pm ET

Join curator Sara W. Duke, of the Prints & Photographs Division, to learn how to access the Library’s online collection of 20th century political cartoons. She will also discuss strategies for exploring the work of Herbert L. Block, the editorial cartoonist known as a Herblock, who, during the course of his 72-year career, drew his opinion on events such as the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, gun control, and global warming.

Suffragists Mrs. Alice S. Burke and Miss Nell Richardson in New York at the start of a cross country automobile trip. Bain News Service, 1916

Free Webinar:  Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books – June 17, 2-3 ET
Register now for this webinar!

A picture book that focuses on a historic event or individual can introduce students to a piece of history. Layering in primary sources allows for new engagement and understanding.

This session will focus on how the pairing of primary sources and picture books can enhance the awareness of a historic event or individual, the research process taken by authors of historically based picture books, as well as the author’s or illustrator’s portrayal of history.

Educators participating in the live webinar for this session may request a certificate for one hour of professional development.

To register, and for ADA information, please visit the Library of Congress workshops and webinars page.

Please email us at [email protected] with questions.


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