Cartoons for the Classroom: The Veepstakes!

Take a step back in time with this political cartoon analysis worksheet, which features editorial cartoons from the 2008 presidential campaign. Background information allows pupils to "read between the lines" in their analysis, and three talking points (could also be writing points) give hints and prompt deeper thinking. Learners consider race and gender as a motivation for certain demographics to vote for a candidate.

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8th - 12th
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