Cartoons for The Classroom: Lame Duck Congress

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Clear up "lame duck" congressional confusion with this political cartoon analysis worksheet. Background information on the concept's history and current use is provided, and 2 cartoons give a past and present context. Three talking points (could be writing points) guide educated conclusions about the more modern cartoon, and encourage deeper thinking about potential advantages to being a lame duck politician. Another question delves into the use of idiom in the cartoons.

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9th - 12th
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