When I was about 10 years old, I started collecting political cartoons and putting them in a scrapbook. This was in 1972, so about the time of the Watergate Scandal. I guess I continued saving them off and on for another 8 or 9 years, because I have cartoons featuring Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, and other events throughout the decade.
At the time, this hobby sparked a little bit of political interest and helped me keep up with current events. The scrapbook is really fun to look at now that the events are in the pages of history. The collection will be great for Emily to look through when she studies 20th century history next year, too!
I really wish I’d had my older children do the same thing, but I am going to suggest the idea to Emily.