Cartoons for the Classroom: Politics of Change

Empty rhetoric in Washington timelessly inspires political cartoons. Examine this concept through an analysis handout, which features a cartoon by Pat Oliphant (archived work is linked for possible extension activities). Although this cartoon is from 2007, the sentiment is applicable in a current events lesson. Several quotes fro politicians give students context, and three talking points guide deeper thinking about both the cartoon and the issue. Students examine the term "rhetoric."

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