History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this J. Edgar Hoover mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. Copyright 2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.