Cartooning Teacher Resources
Find Cartooning educational ideas and activities
Showing 41 - 60 of 3,748 resources
Creating a Jim Crow Political Cartoon Classroom Museum
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.
Interpreting Political Cartoons
Learners 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.
The Korean War through the Perspectives of Political Cartoons and Political Posters
High schoolers 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. High schoolers 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.
Using Political Cartoons to Understand Historical Events
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.
Analyzing Political Cartoons
Eighth graders analyze political cartoons about current issues. They identify the meaning of political symbols and find a representation of a specific symbol in a political cartoon. They write a paragraph about their chosen symbol and cartoon.
Political Cartoons of Political Machines: New Your City
Students 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. Students then compose essays about the effectiveness of political cartoons.
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.
Shark Cartoons Activity
Students create shark cartoons to share content and conservation information they have learned about sharks.
All the News That's Fit to Draw: Political Cartooning and the Presidency
Students research, analyze and study the history of political cartooning in the United States. They recognize a political cartoon, be able to identify the main idea, the symbols and the exaggeration and caricature in political cartoons. Each student also compare/contrast cartoons from William Howard Taft's presidency with contemporary cartoons about the Bush presidency.
Cartoon and Political Poster Analysis
Students 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.
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. For this Great Depression lesson, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions regarding the provided political cartoons.
"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.
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.
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.
Imperialism Political Cartoon Assessment
Learners work from topics provided by the teacher to create a political cartoon that illustrates imperialism throughout the world, focusing on that which led up to World War One.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Don't Get It? You're Not Alone
For this historical events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon from the 1700's and one from the 1900's . Students respond to 2 short answer questions.
Understanding Political Cartoons of the Civil War Era
Sixth graders interpret political cartoons of the Civil War era in pairs. In this political cartoons lesson plan, 6th graders analyze the cartoons and present them to their classmates.
Pictures of the Berlin Airlift: Primary Sources (Photos and Cartoons) to Motivate Learning
Tenth graders describe cartoons and photos from the Berlin Airlift and put them into a historical context. After a lecture/demo, each pair of students be asked to describe what they see in the photos. They then write a caption for each photo.
Cartoons in the Classroom: Drawn to Freedom
In this current events worksheet, learners analyze political cartoons that feature the free exchange of ideas and government criticism. Students then respond to 2 short answer questions.
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.