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Critical analysis skills can be built in a variety of ways. Using editorial cartoons (both domestic and foreign) learners will consider how American Imperialism was perceived during the late 19th century. Critical thinking questions, political cartoons, and full procedure are all included.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 16 Views 93 Downloads
Creating Civic Awareness Through Artistic and Literary Forms
Interpret current events using editorial cartoons and other print media. Middle schoolers explore the meanings of literary and artistic terms such as satire, irony, and caricature. They visit internet sites to develop an understanding of symbols and cartooning techniques.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
All ages love to engage in cartoon writing –- little do they know that they actually learn quite a bit from it! In an instructional session focused on literacy syntax and vocabulary, your pupils work cooperatively to draw six pictures and add captions including prepositions of place.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 311 Downloads
This 3-day immigration study draws on historical trends and current events. A worksheet accompanies initial research on one group's U.S. immigration history, giving opportunity for collaborative learning through sharing findings. Groups analyze political cartoons, determining which group is targeted, and what stereotypes are used.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 134 Downloads
That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of Satire
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the project.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 118 Downloads
Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency
Comparing and evaluating various media types is a great way to build critical analysis skills. Learners read about the Vietnam era presidency, specifically the foreign policy established by Johnson and Nixon. Then they compare several editorial cartoons from the era using an attached worksheet.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 29 Downloads
Analyzing Political Cartoons - It's No Laughing Matter
Seventh graders view political cartoons about segregation and analyze them. In this primary sources lesson, 7th graders label the techniques used in the political cartoon of Herblock. Students examine four cartoons and label the techniques used to persuade readers.
7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 49 Downloads
Fine Tuning a Nation: Using Cartoons
Students examine political cartoons to gain an understanding of the political issues that George Washington faced. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, students analyze political cartoons about the National Bank, the title presidents, early unsettlement, the Whiskey Rebellion, and Westward Expansion.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 57 Downloads
Do your classes love reading and drawing cartoons? Middle schoolers read an editorial cartoon from a newspaper. They discuss the cartoonist's topic, audience, and purpose. Next, they brainstorm questions they have about the cartoon and the teacher clarifies the humor, sarcasm, or irony.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 58 Downloads
The U.S. in Afghanistan: Analyzing Political Cartoons
Students take a closer look at the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. In this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the War on Terror. Students discuss their impressions of the war and then create their own political cartoons based on the situation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Who Drew it Best?
Assess the Cash for Clunkers program with your scholars through 3 political cartoons, which they will analyze to determine who drew it best. Background information helps pupils gain context to assess the cartoons, and 3 talking points guide deeper analysis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Why are Cartoonists Vital to Democracy
A thought-provoking activity doesn't prompt learners to analyze a political cartoon, but rather the importance of political cartoonists in general. They work together and discuss the role cartoonists play in the democratic system. Use this as a warm up or prior to building an argumentative essay.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Social Commentary
Expose your class to the genre of political cartoons less concerned with serious political issues. This political cartoon analysis handout features social commentary on the many entertainments of youth, ironically paired with their tendency to get bored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classrooms: Wall Street Financial Meltdown
Combine two current events (2008) in one political cartoon. This handout examines the Large Hadron Collider, a scientific invention that caused a sudden fear of black holes, and the financial meltdown on Wall Street. Background information helps pupils "read between the lines," and 3 talking points (could be writing points) guide analysis of the cartoon.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Comparing Democracies
Could a president just ignore election results? In this analysis handout, scholars consider this question as they read background information on the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe. Two political cartoons poke fun at President Robert Mugabe, and background information gives a brief historical context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Election: Editorial Cartoons
Learners explore a variety of editorial cartoons. They discuss and share the meanings of those cartoons and create an editorial cartoon on an issue of their choice. They explore political cartoons about the current election.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Political Cartoon Analysis Guide
Political cartoons are very clever, and often have deep meanings. This worksheet has learners consider a political cartoon. Next, they answer four questions regarding the cartoon. A very clever and effective teaching resource.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: Prorogue in Canada
Canada's financial woes and a controversially suspended Parliament create fodder for political cartoons in this critical analysis handout. Background information clarifies the context, allowing scholars access to the cartoons, which poke fun at Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: The Market Roller Coaster
Hop on the stock market rollercoaster! This political cartoon analysis has scholars examine a cartoon about the ups and downs of a volatile market. Background information and a quote provide context for analyzing the cartoon, and 3 talking points guide deeper thinking.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 33 Downloads