These posters are a fun and cheap addition to your U.S. History Classroom. The files can be printed in color or in black and white.
1. "I do not like that man. I should really get to know him." Abraham Lincoln
2. "When I talk, ULYSSES unless permission S. GRANT-ed" Ulysses S. Grant
3. "Sleep is for people who are broke." -Alexander Hamilton* ...Did he say this? No, it was 50 cent, but would he have said it absolutely. "Man, the man was non-stop" and he set up our economic system and was the First Secretary of the Treasury for the U.S. Government so he knew a little bit about money.
4. Washington Adams "The People's Champs" - This is a fun poster to have around if you talk about George Washington and John Adams Presidency and relationship. It can go along with lesson about the first election. (George Washington First President Notes)
5. Boston Tea Party "Move Along Nothing to TEA Here " _ This is a great poster for a word wall! It shows an image of the Boston Tea Party in the background as Samuel Adams looks on. It also contains a description of the event.
“This was the FIRST attempt by the colonies to UNITE. Benjamin Franklin used this political cartoon to encourage them to join together to fight the French in 1754. His plan FAILED, but it put the idea in the minds of many that they could be stronger if they were together. ”
8. Rosa Parks Fearless Poster “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Fear is something that all of us deal with. Who better to speak about overcoming fear than Rosa Parks? She knew the decision she was making was going to get her arrested, but she had bigger things in mind than her own well being. This is one of my favorite quotes from Rosa Parks and is a great discussion starter about overcoming fear and doing what is right even when it’s difficult.
9. Abraham Lincoln Quote Poster “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -
Preparation is an important characteristic to teach to your students and this quote encapsulates that. I love the image that it evokes of a young Abraham Lincoln sharpening his axe in preparation of an even tougher task.
This is one of my favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln and it is great for the classroom. I reference this poster in my classroom several times throughout the year.
The Monroe Doctrine Word Wall Poster helps your students visualize the meaning behind this important foreign policy that influenced U.S foreign policy for many years.
This poster is a great discussion starter and can be used as an entire lesson if need be.
Students can begin by comparing and contrasting the two Boston Massacre images on the poster. The snowball and bayonet images will lead to questions from students which will further add to discussions.
Lastly, we talk about every story has two sides and we use these pictures as a jumping off point for that discussion. I use John Adams' quote "Facts are stubborn things" to further the discussion. We talk about what makes Facts "stubborn."
14. Appomattox Courthouse Poster - General LEE I don't Surrender...it's okay I GRANT you permission.
15. George Washington Poster - "I Don't always design the shirts I wear....."