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Interpreting Political Cartoons
Students review political cartoons and discuss what political impact they can have. They choose a current political cartoon and write an essay exploring its intent and impact.
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Airport Security vs. Civil Liberties
Body scanners and pat-downs are the realities of post 9/11 travel. But do these procedures represent a violation of our rights? Class members consider their own rights as they examine a political cartoon, a CBS news video about airport...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Equal Rights? The Woman's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The U.S. in Afghanistan: Analyzing Political Cartoons
Young scholars take a closer look at the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. In this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the War on Terror. Young scholars discuss their impressions of the war and then create...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Creating a Jim Crow Political Cartoon Classroom Museum
Eleventh graders, in groups, research different segments of the Jim Crow Era; create a political cartoon for a class museum; and, as curators, share their political cartoon exhibits with the class. Finally, the class debrief the assignment.
11th Social Studies & History