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New Review Tunisia and the Arab Spring
What types of countries embrace or deny freedom? Through a PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and analysis of political cartoons and news articles, your young historians will learn about the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
State Power: Got a Reservation?
Using a federal power cheat sheet and readings on delegated powers of the national government in the United States, your young citizens will evaluate a hypothetical list of proposed laws for the state of "Pendiana". They will then determine which laws the state does not actually have the power to pass, and conclude by writing a fun eight-frame cartoon involving eight state powers of their choice.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners read and create cartoons that are based on endangered and threatened species. The lesson is packed with terrific student handouts, including some very good cartoons that are based on conservation and animal issues. The instructions given for student-created cartoons are clear and concise.
3rd Science 7 Views 8 Downloads
Third graders read and create cartoons about endangered and threatened species of plants. Pupils are split up into groups. They each consider a conservation cartoon and attempt to decipher its meaning. They must decide if they agree or disagree with the author's message.
3rd Science 5 Views 6 Downloads
Analyzing Political Cartoons - It's No Laughing Matter
Seventh graders view political cartoons about segregation and analyze them. In this primary sources lesson plan, 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
Kick off a comical lesson on speaking and writing standard English. Learners collect examples of cartoons from home to share, they remove the speech bubbles, then provide their own dialogue. They focus on using one part of speech and the definition as part of the story line.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 24 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 lesson, 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 55 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
High schoolers 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. High schoolers 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
Students create narrative cartoons based on the activities of the Peace Corps. In this narrative cartoons lesson plan, students create comic strips where they draw and write about various activities that the Peace Corps is involved in.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 192 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
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
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 17 Views 133 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 3 Views 28 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