Revolution War Posters in US HistoryPublished by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/03/2011 - 14:08
At the start of chilly December, the students in Mr. Cole Nelson’s eighth-grade history class started a new project, Revolutionary War posters. “The main theme of these posters was Continental Army recruitment in the Revolutionary War,” said Mr. Nelson. After hearing the instructions the students got to work. “When I first heard we were going to make war posters, I thought it would be a great experience,” said Nik Grosland, eighth-grade student at SJHS.
When making a war poster the students started off by thinking of a theme, they thought of something that made the colonists want to go to war, like the Boston Tea Party. Or students could base the poster off of a famous battle, like Lexington, Concord, or Bunker Hill. Next students designed and drew their posters. The last step was to make it colorful. “In the end we had many posters that shared a strong message,” said Mr. Nelson.
The students finished in about three days and then started on something new. “When doing these projects we used a different way of learning. I think it’s better than taking a quiz or writing on paper,” said Mr. Nelson. After the students finished they hung the posters on the wall. “What this assignment taught me was how posters were influential to the colonists. It was a totally terrific assignment,” said Nik.