Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Posters - Visual History of Political Parties

Over the last few years the only products I've endorsed purchasing are some books and Common Craft videos. This morning I found a product that I'm going to purchase for my own classroom and I think some other US History teachers might want to know about it too. Timeplots offers two 36" x 24" posters chronicling the history of the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States.

H/T to Cool Infographics.

Applications for Education
I have a similarly styled poster outlining the history of the US presidency. I've had students examine that poster on their own and ask questions about some of the things that are on it which has led to some nice conversations about US history. I'm hoping the same will be true with these posters about the political parties.