Fossil Fuels and the Debt Crisis: Political Cartoons

Wondering what dinosaurs have to do with the debt crisis? This analysis handout includes two political cartoons using dinosaur metaphors, and prompts pupils to consider the symbolism to understand the cartoonist's point. You may want to use more open-ended questions to get them thinking critically. Background information helps learners "read between the lines," and they are prompted to think of how they might apply a dinosaur metaphor to other issues.

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