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Thomas Nast Educator’s Guide by Grace Nall

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Featuring Author Lynda Pflueger’s E-book,

Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist

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E-book, Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist

by Lynda Pflueger

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Common Core Aligned Curriculum, Thomas Nast: Political Cartoonist

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TEACHING SEASONS THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

As we celebrate the holidays, we can research creative ways to include history.   Thomas Nast, Political Cartoonist, created two influential cartoons that depicted our nation’s challenging times.

“Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner” (1869):  Portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln in the background.  “Uncle Sam carving turkey at large table surrounded by men, women, and children of different races . . . ”

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Source: Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002714704/

and Author Lynda Pflueger’s E-book, Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist

 

 

 

Thomas Nast “Christmas Eve” (1889):  “Women kneeling, praying, and looking at moon, at foot of bed of her children; and soldier sitting under tree looking at photographs of his family.”

Thomas Nast - Christmas Eve

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Library of Congress  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/00652033/

and Author Lynda Pflueger E-book, Thomas Nast:  Politcal Cartoonist

 

 

 

 

Author Lynda Pflueger’s E-book, Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist, describes how Nast “impacted American life through several presidential elections.  Nast’s legacy to future generations includes the symbols he made popular that are still recognized today:  Uncle Sam, the Democratic donkey, the Republican elephant, and Santa Claus.  He wrote for several publications, such as Harper’s Weekly.”

Nast CoverVisit Author Lynda Pflueger’s website:  http://www.lyndapflueger.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Educator’s Guide by Grace Nall

Common Core Aligned Connections for the E-book, Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist

Educator Guide Cover-Thomas Nast-E-book-v1Final-c2014-GNall-Teaching Seasons

 

 Click here to view the Educator Guide by Grace Nall

for Author Lynda Pflueger’s E-book, Thomas Nast:  Political Cartoonist

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