Tea with Penelope: A 2-Point Perspective of the Edenton Tea Party

A brief introduction to Penelope Barker sets the stage for a discussion about political cartoons and the persuasive technique used to create them. A graphic organizer aids scholars in the analysis of a piece of work using a 2-point perspective. Participants take part in a social tea while they discuss their findings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Attach a sheet of paper to the worksheet for learners with large writing or who have more to share
  • If sending the assessment/homework home for independent practice, direct pupils to have a virtual discussion via a classroom blog
  • Plan the lesson during Women's History Month 
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson can take one to three 45-minute class sessions to complete
  • Projection is optional 
  • Consider classroom allergies or sensitivities prior to bringing in food or drinks 
Pros

  • An eye-catching introduction is provided with costume 
  • Teatime brings classmates together socially 
  • The practice sheds light on current political cartoons 
Cons

  • None