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Political Cartoons: Literacy
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.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 36 Downloads
Cartoon and Political Poster Analysis
Young scholars explore the late 1800s as a time of demographic change in the US. They view the role of media during this time in the form of posters and political cartoons. They create a political poster/cartoon that deals with current immigration issues as well as techniques necessary to analyze political posters/cartoons.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Analyzing Bias and Point of View Interpreting Public Opinion of the Presidential Response to the Great Depression through Political Cartoons
Students analyze political cartoons of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions regarding the provided political cartoons.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 50 Downloads
"Chemistry in the Cartoons": Science Conceptions and Misconceptions in the Public
Students evaluate the use of scientific concepts in political cartoons. In this critical thinking lesson, students are shown a variety of cartoons by Zoom-In, in which misconceptions about scientific truths are illustrated. Students work in small groups to understand what the misconceptions are, and create a PowerPoint presentation explaining their findings.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Creating a Cartoon of the Philippine-American War
During the Industrial and commercial expansion of the United States, war broke out between America and the Philippines. Explore conflict, American Imperialism, and political cartoons with this creative project. Learners view the film, Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empire 1898-1904, complete a worksheet, analyze political cartoons, then create one of their own to demonstrate their understanding.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Fifth graders create four to six illustrations that produce sequential movement and change when rapidly flipped through, and demonstrate that motion and change can be shown in a series of illustrations by sharing his/her original cartoon with a partner.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Lessons in Looking: Imperialism Cartoons
Using a Smartboard, learners break apart symbolism found in a political cartoon published in 1902. They work to analyze the cartoon in terms of US Imperialism occurring in the late 1890s. All necessary materials are included in this well designed lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 103 Downloads
Music Technology: Adding a Voice to a Cartoon
Students add their voice to a cartoon character and review sound waves using music technology software. They record specific information into the computer using a microphone and import their voice into the Flash program and apply it to one of the cartoon characters.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads