Cartoons for the Classrooms: Wall Street Financial Meltdown

Combine two current events (2008) in one political cartoon. This handout examines the Large Hadron Collider, a scientific invention that caused a sudden fear of black holes, and the financial meltdown on Wall Street. Background information helps pupils "read between the lines," and 3 talking points (could be writing points) guide analysis of the cartoon. The cartoon involves juxtaposition, and learners are prompted to analyze its use, to juxtapose other current issues.

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9th - 12th
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