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As part of a study of the skills needed to become informed citizens, class members examine political cartoons. After analyzing the symbols, viewpoint, and political message intended by the artists, individuals then create their own...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Cartoons for the Classroom: A Parody of Broken Promises
Parodies of political figures are the lifeblood of the editorial cartoons in a free press. North Korea's nuclear threat provides young political scientists an opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills as they analyze a cartoon...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Political Cartoons: Literacy
Readers decode and deconstruct political cartoons to heighten critical thinking, extra-textual literacy, and making meaning from symbolism and metaphor. A compatible activity to use in English class when your 8th or 11th graders are...
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
The Political Cartoon as History
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, students use guidelines for analysis to treat the cartoons as primary resources. Students interpret the cartoons and then produce their own political cartoons...
6th - 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