Students observe, discuss, and identify techniques used and messages conveyed through various political cartoons.
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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
"No Laughing Matter" Analyzing Political Cartoons
Young scholars investigate propaganda by researching cartoon images. In this political slander instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint slide-show of images dedicated to humiliating public political figures. Young scholars...
1st - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Public Views of Lincoln
Students write a letter in the voice of Abraham Lincoln. In this history lesson, students interpret the way the public viewed Lincoln during various times by examining political cartoons and images. Students write a letter in the voice...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
EdTech Tuesdays: Make Beliefs Comix
An iPad, a free app, or a free website are all kids need to create comic strips that tell stories, recount events, or express feelings. Rich and Jennifer discuss the strengths and weakness of the app, as well as model how to use this...
7 mins 2nd - 12th English Language Arts