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Young scholars analyze political cartoons. In this labor union lesson, students analyze a political cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding the repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon instructional activity, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding the 1966 legislative short session of Congress.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon instructional activity, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding the Great Society.
Eleventh graders analyze various cartoons.  In this current events lesson, 11th graders discover the basic elements of the cartoon.  Students develop skill in seeing and understanding persuasive techniques used by cartoonists.  
Students analyze political cartoons. In this Vietnam lesson plan, students analyze political cartoons to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding the Republican outlook on Vietnam.
High schoolers analyze editorial cartoons. In this civil rights instructional activity, students analyze a political cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon that depicts the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding Senator Everett Dirksen.
Learners create Editorial Cartoons. In this analysis lesson, students will create and analyse editorial cartoons. This lesson includes a step by step process, showing learners how to analyze political cartoons; these steps could be applied to other analysis projects.
Young scholars analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, students analyze a political cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon that memorialize late Senator Everett Dirksen.
Students analyze editorial cartoons. In this Everett Dirksen activity, students analyze the historical context and visual elements of a political cartoon featuring the senator from 1966.
Eleventh graders analyze political cartoons.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders research the Chinese Exclusion Act and the current arguments about immigration to the United States.  Students create a graphic organizer comparing the immigration debates during this time period. 
Learners analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon instructional activity, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, visual composition, and satire of the cartoon regarding poverty and environmental issues.
Young scholars consider gay rights. In this editorial cartoon lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon by identifying the idioms and puns in the cartoon. Young scholars create their own editorial cartoons.
Students examine Nazi propaganda. In this Holocaust lesson, students investigate the power of symbolism as they examine Nazi propaganda cartoons and then create their own cartoons using propaganda regarding current events of their choosing.
Students offer their opinions regarding political issues. For this political cartoons lesson, students examine political cartoons and then choose political issues that they satirize in original political cartoons.
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.
Students examine political cartoons from 1774 through today, determine their meanings through analysis and discussion, and create their own political cartoons focusing on historical issues studied in class.
Young scholars analyze primary source documents to understand the Korean War. In this Korean War lesson, students view a political cartoon and discuss the symbolism and perspective presented. Young scholars work in groups to complete a worksheet to analyze another political poster or cartoon and present their findings to the class. Students discuss how nationalism affects the perspective of the causes and effects of the Korean War.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this historical perspectives lesson, students use the provided cartoon analysis worksheet to examine the political cartoons that their instructor shares with them.
Students draw political cartoons. In this editorial cartoons lesson, students discover the history of the cartoons in America, analyze some cartoons, and then draw their own cartoons that make social statements.

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