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Activities for school librarians

by Yukari Sho
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Collection of activities and ideas for school librarians.

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It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons

Added 02/24/2013

This is an interesting learning activity from the Library of Congress on the subject of political cartoons.  This would be appropriate for Social Studies, Humanities, Government , Journalism or History classes.  Student are taught how to analyze and decode cartoons and about persuasive techniques often employed by political cartoonists to promote their individual message such as symbolism, exxageration and analogy.  Students view examples of various political cartoons and then test themselves on which typical cartoonist techniques are depicted in each.  In the "Learn More" section, the same cartoons are shown and there is a brief expert audio analysis of each one.  This section also contains links to biographical sketches for each of the cartoonists.


Inanimate Alice

Added 02/24/2013
A teaching resource for digital literacy, stimulus for story telling and creativity that is FREE to download. It has been developed in partnership between BradField and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and its schools. “Inanimate Alice” the multi award-winning interactive audio-visual narrative from new-media production house the BradField Company (BradField) has been identified by Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) as delivering compelling new media suitable for an education audience. Seen by over 1 million viewers (estimate), it is an aid to creativity in the classroom, assisting in story telling and literacy and can be a free and major contribution to the creative curriculum that has been welcomed by teachers accessing it.
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