November 23, 2022

Analyzing Primary Sources: Exploring Broadsides, Flyers, and Posters

Last Updated on November 23, 2022

Examples of broadside and posters

In “Spreading the Word for a Cause” from the Teaching with with the Library of Congress blog, Teaching with Primary Sources intern Haleigh Reutershan provides examples of primary sources that helped spread information and encourage people to unite and support causes in the times before social media. She then offers suggestions for guiding questions and steps to help students move through primary source analyses, which can help students think about ways in which people communicate(d) information to a wide audience. Access the activity!

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