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Students consider the role of editorial cartoons on American politics. 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.
Students explore political cartoons.  For 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. 
Students analyze political cartoons. For this colonial America lesson, students examine the provided political cartoons and respond to analytical questions about each of them.
Learners 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.
Learners analyze a editorial cartoon about Foreign Aid. In this critical analysis activity, students examine, interpret and analyze editorial cartoons. Learners are given a complete step by step process to follow to assist them in analyzing the political cartoon. This activity includes many online links and steps that could be used to analyze other materials.
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.
Students 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.
High schoolers analyze editorial cartoons. In this political cartoon instructional activity, 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.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon 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.
High schoolers analyze political 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 Everett Dirksen and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this reapportionment amendment lesson, students analyze political cartoons to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon.  
High schoolers 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.
Young scholars analyze editorial cartoons. In this Everett Dirksen lesson, students analyze the historical context and visual elements of a political cartoon featuring the senator from 1966.
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.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon 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.

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