Our grouping/lightbox functionality allows you to create groups of cartoons for teaching purposes, and then publish them on the web for your students to use. These groups can also be downloaded as PowerPoint presentations, and the BCA regularly adds teaching groups to those created by our users.
Biographies of cartoonists
The website also contains hundreds of biographies of cartoonists, such as Carl Giles, and also has video interviews with cartoonists.
When viewing a cartoon, remember to read the text to get insight into what was happening at the time the cartoon was produced.
Flexible and sophisticated searching
Searching enables you to find much more than a specific cartoon. You can find out:
- what was happening on a specific day in history by seeing all the cartoons produced for major newspapers on that day.
- how well known politicians and important personalities were perceived
- how major events were presented and criticized
- when topics or events were of concern
Ongoing development of additional resources
The BCA is always interested in supporting learning and teaching activities and assisting the sharing of information related to cartoons. If you have an idea you would like to pursue, or have used cartoons and would like to show us or tell us about your experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.