Not So Funny Papers

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Conduct an in-depth analysis of political cartoons from the early twentieth century with your middle schoolers. Small groups complete a gallery walk and fill out a detailed graphic organizer in order to analyze four of the eight provided cartoons. After a whole class discussion, introduce and review the essay assignment included in the lesson. The graphic organizer is really nice and includes three levels of depth for learners to explore.

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CCSS: Designed

  • Lesson is complete with links to the cartoons, images of the cartoons, an assignment page, a rubric, a sample essay, and a graphic organizer
  • Plan is well-sequenced and nicely described

  • Class members will most likely need more instruction than described in the plan for the writing assignment
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