Cartoons for the Classroom: China, Tibet, and the Olympics

Political tensions have surrounded the Olympics for centuries; take a look back at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with this political cartoon analysis worksheet. Background information gives learners context regarding Tibetan protests in China. The cartoon utilizes symbols, and 3 talking points (could be writing points) guide pupils to think deeper in their analysis. The last question extends thinking, as they consider the role of political cartoons in global issues.

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10th - Higher Ed
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