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42 resources with the concept cartooning

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Using Comic Strips to Teach Multiple Perspectives

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Scholars view comics from two different perspectives; one paints the Alfred Dreyfus as innocent, while the other portrays the exact opposite. They solve the mystery of what happened by analyzing the source, working in groups, and...
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The California Gold Rush Cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)

For Students 4th - 8th
There's gold in them thar hills! A short cartoon introduces middle schoolers to the California Gold Rush of 1849. The video encourages viewers to dig deeper and mine for a lode of information about gold mining, the 49ers, and the...
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Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

For Students 6th - 12th
When color cartoons came into existence, so did glove-wearing cartoon animals. But why? Discover how vaudeville shows had such an influence on glove-wearing cartoon characters and why animated birds still don't wear gloves.
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

For Students K - 4th Standards
Silly sounds, games, and stories abound in an app about a couple of pranksters an unlikely hero. Kids can read, play, and create their own alter-egos, complete with silly names.
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Walt Disney- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What can collaboration, attention to detail, and a love of drawing lead to? Discover the background of cartoonist, filmmaker, and innovator Walt Disney, and recall the wide breadth of influence the Disney company has had over the past...
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"The Inn of Lost Time" Comic Strip Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Has your class recently finished reading "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika? Engage your learners in a comic strip project for which they must retell the plot of one of the three stories in "The Inn of Lost Time." The resource...
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How to Draw Cartoon Facial Expressions : Basic Cartoon Styles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A fantastic artist thoroughly explains his process of drawing a cartoon. He begins with drawing facial expressions. He draws step-by-step with verbal instructions. This is a great video for your class to follow along.
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How to Draw the Head on a Cartoon Character

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
As part of the cartoon character series, the artist focuses on drawing the head. He shares with viewers that the chin is one of the most important features of a cartoon's face. Watch this video to practice drawing your cartoon head....
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How to Draw the Body on a Cartoon Character

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
After completing the cartoon's head, the artist now focuses on the character's body. He describes his process step-by-step. This is a fantastic video series for your class to follow along. Note: This is part of a full video series about...
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How to Draw a Cartoon Lion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Rawr! Make your cartoon lion come to life with this fun how-to video. Your class will learn how to draw a lion by following the artist's step-by-step instructions. You may need to pause at times for your class to complete each step.
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How to Draw a Cartoon Tree

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
An important part of a drawing is the background scenery. Your class will learn how to draw a simple, cartoon tree. The artist does a fantastic job at explaining each step of his creation.
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Creating Civic Awareness Through Artistic and Literary Forms

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Interpret current events using editorial cartoons and other print media. Middle schoolers explore the meanings of literary and artistic terms such as satire, irony, and caricature. They visit internet sites to develop an understanding of...
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Easy Cartoon Drawing : How to Draw Cartoons

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A cartoon artist picks up from a previous art lesson and draws a scene of two people throwing a ball to a dog. By using clean and smooth lines, his piece resembles a fun cartoon. Can your class draw the same scene at their desk?
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How to Draw Cartoon Characters : How to Draw Hands on a Cartoon

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Drawing cartoon characters can be difficult. In this video, the artist focuses on drawing hands. Hands can be intimidating, but he carefully draws a hand step-by-step. The video easy to follow. Note: This is part of a full video series...
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How to Draw a Cartoon Turtle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a cartoon turtle? Use a helpful video to show how an artist carefully and slowly draws each step to creating a turtle. There is no verbal instruction, but each step is clearly defined. Note:...
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How to Draw a Cartoon Fish

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
An artist slowly draws a cartoon fish, step-by-step. Although there is no verbal instruction, the artist's progress can be easily followed. A fun and easy video to follow along.
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Narrative Cartoons

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create a narrative cartoon. In this narrative instructional activity, students use a Peace Corp website to collect information and photographs that they add captions to and use to create their own narrative cartoons.
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Splat! Boom! Pow! the Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students relate abstract expressionism and cultural influences on 1960's art. They use images appropriated from comic books to create a painting in the abstract expressionist style by changing the scale of the comic and reducing content...
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The Power of the Press: The First Amendment

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewWas what happened in 1886 at the Haymarket riot a crime or a case of xenophobia? Using political cartoons from the time, young historians consider the role the media played in anti-labor sentiment during the time and how that influenced...
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Persuasive Writing with Dvolver Movie Maker

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars create an animated cartoon. In this persuasive dialogue lesson, students use Dvolver to author and illustrate a persuasive dialogue between two characters.
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Comic Strip

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a comic strip. In this technology lesson students are read the book Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Bueher. Students discuss what it means to be a hero and create their own superhero for a comic strip. Students...
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Music Technology: Adding a Voice to a Cartoon

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...
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Shark Cartoons Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create shark cartoons to share content and conservation information they have learned about sharks.
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Simple Machines, Odd Machine

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create a Rube Goldberg type cartoon and research an invention.  In this art inspired lesson plan students create their own cartoon and research inventions on the Internet.