A Poster is Worth a Thousand Words is a blog by the creator of Netposterworks.com, an online curriculum enrichment resource guide for teachers, parents, students, in fact, any life long learner.
Researched and compiled by a former art teacher taking cues from current events, the blog will -
- identify effective teaching posters,
- provide easy access to how these images can be acquired,
- inspire and satisfy curiosity about people, places and events
- help educators and those charged with informing the public create a pleasing visual environment for classrooms and professional offices.
BTW – The quote “A picture is worth a thousand words” is the work of a 1920s advertising man, Fred R. Barnyard, who used the phrase to persuade businesses to advertise their goods and services on the sides of streetcars. Barnyard cleverly attributed the phrase to an unnamed ancient Chinese scholar in order to put the aura of great wisdom behind his sales pitch. The public ‘filled in the blank’ to Confucius, so Barnyard never lied. FYI – the phrase has also been attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and the author Ivan Turgenev used a similar sentiment in Fathers and Sons (1862) “A picture shows me at a glance what it takes dozens of pages of a book to expound.”
NetPosterWorks.com provides convenient access to educational posters and curriculum resource materials for classroom teachers and homeschoolers.
We aim to inspire learning opportunities by illustrating the interconnectedness of Life with an online visual instructional materials gallery featuring notable people, places, events, and ideas, integrating content and design across disciplines.
As The Creative Process we are the publishers of the Global PathMarkers, a collection of great individuals as exemplars of the creative process in action. The Global PathMarker visionaries and world leaders are available in posters, notecards and biographical bookmark formats and are great instructional and motivational images for classrooms and offices, and perfect as all-occasion gifts.
We also compiled a FREE EDUCATIONAL POSTERS DIRECTORY of government, not-for-profit, & business promotion sources of free or low-cost classroom posters.