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Seventh graders create a political cartoon based on a historical event in the Western European Region. They can choose from many major events in the 20th century to create their cartoon about.
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Dr. Seuss and WWII
What famous children's author and illustrator created World War II political cartoons featuring such subjects as fascism, the war effort, discrimination, and the dangers of isolationism? The who in this story is Dr. Seuss, and what...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
That's Absurd! Understanding the Use of Satire
Based around the documentary Battlestar Galactica: Propaganda and War, this plan asks learners to create a satirical piece. After a discussion about satire, the class views the documentary and then splits off into pairs to complete the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Analyzing Political Cartoons - It's No Laughing Matter
Seventh graders view political cartoons about segregation and analyze them. In this primary sources lesson plan, 7th graders label the techniques used in the political cartoon of Herblock. Students examine four cartoons and label the...
7th Social Studies & History
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
Immigration Debates in the Era of "Open Gates"
Young social historians examine immigration debates of the early 20th century through primary sources, such as political cartoons. They analyze the material, discuss their findings, and complete a critical thinking worksheet. All...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History