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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, 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.
Young scholars analyze editorial cartoons. In this civil rights 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 instructional activity, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding Senator Everett Dirksen.
Students create Editorial Cartoons. In this analysis lesson, students will create and analyse editorial cartoons. This lesson includes a step by step process, showing students how to analyze political cartoons; these steps could be applied to other analysis projects.
Students 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 political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, 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.
Students consider gay rights. For this editorial cartoon lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon by identifying the idioms and puns in the cartoon. Students create their own editorial cartoons.
Young scholars offer their opinions regarding political issues. In 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.
Students 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. Students 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. For this historical perspectives lesson, students use the provided cartoon analysis worksheet to examine the political cartoons that their instructor shares with them.
Young scholars draw political cartoons. In this editorial cartoons lesson plan, students discover the history of the cartoons in America, analyze some cartoons, and then draw their own cartoons that make social statements.
Eleventh graders, in groups, research different segments of the Jim Crow Era; create a political cartoon for a class museum; and, as curators, share their political cartoon exhibits with the class. Finally, the class debrief the assignment.
Students describe political events, figures, and ideas in political cartoon, "Join, or Die," interpret message in political cartoon in terms of events leading to American Revolution, and answer questions about political cartoon.
Examine historical perspectives through the use of political cartoons. Learners complete analysis activities related to the president's title, the establishment of the national bank, and the Jay Treaty.
Learners discover details about political machine bosses. In this political cartoon instructional activity, students use the provided political cartoon analysis worksheet to analyze cartoons of Boss Tweed. Learners then compose essays about the effectiveness of political cartoons.
Readers decode and deconstruct political cartoons to heighten critical thinking, extra-textual literacy, and making meaning from symbolism and metaphor. A compatible activity to use in English class when your 8th or 11th graders are studying political cartoons in American history.
Students create shark cartoons to share content and conservation information they have learned about sharks.