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Learners consider the role of editorial cartoons on American politics. In this editorial cartoons instructional activity, students discover the history of the cartoons in America, analyze some cartoons, and then draw their own cartoons that make social statements.
Students explore political cartoons.  In this government current events lesson, students analyze the visual language and symbolism present in five different political cartoons.  Students discuss the event or issue that inspired the cartoon, as well as the symbols, icons and possible message it conveys. 
Young scholars analyze political cartoons. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the provided political cartoons and respond to analytical questions about each of them.
Students study a current political cartoon to introduce the ideas of symbolism, humor, exaggeration, and caricature in editorial cartoons. They study cartoons from the past to gain an understanding of the culture of 1912.
Students examine editotial cartoons as primary sources for exploring, evaluating and identifying context, and opinion from a historical event.
Students discover coding in medieval cartoons. In this medieval mystery lesson, students view cartoons from history to see if they can identify the clues or solve the mystery. 
Students examine the popularity of cartoon characters in marketing strategies. They work on developing their own cartoon characters that could be used for a licensing plan.
All ages love to engage in cartoon writing –- little do they know that they actually learn quite a bit from it! In an instructional session focused on literacy syntax and vocabulary, your pupils work cooperatively to draw six pictures and add captions including prepositions of place. English language learners practice oral language skills using proper prepositional phrases.
Students examine a variety of historical cartoons. They recognize a political cartoon and identify the main idea, symbolism, exaggeration and caricature in political cartoons. Students analyze a political cartoon by Benjamin Franklin.
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 regarding the 1960 presidential campaign.
High schoolers analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, students analyze a political cartoon from 1961 to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics involved in creating the political commentary.
Students analyze editorial 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 regarding the relationship between President Kennedy and other politicians.
High schoolers 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 Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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 the 1966 legislative short session of Congress.
Young scholars analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson plan, 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 editorial cartoons. In this civil rights lesson, 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.
Students analyze a editorial cartoon about Foreign Aid. For this critical analysis lesson, students examine, interpret and analyze editorial cartoons. Students are given a complete step by step process to follow to assist them in analyzing the political cartoon. This lesson includes many online links and steps that could be used to analyze other materials.

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