Lesson Plan

Using Political Postcards to Teach a Revolution of Political Thought

Discuss how political postcards affected everyday people's thoughts and beliefs. Pupils continue a unit on the Dreyfus Affair as they engage in class discussion, watch a video, view a PowerPoint presentation, and fill out worksheets to guide them when analyzing the postcards.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include an activity before beginning where scholars learn the listed important vocabulary words
  • Flip your class by assigning learners to answer the questions in the discussion section in written format at home
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource serves as the third in a five-part unit on the Dreyfus Affair
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Encourages teamwork, as the majority of the work is in groups
  • Enhances skills with primary source analysis 
Cons
  • None