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67 resources with the keyterm political cartoon analysis

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What Does the Government Do Right?

For Students 8th - 12th
Challenge your class to reevaluate preconceived notions about government with this political cartoon analysis. An image presents a clear example of irony, in which a disgruntled American complains about his government, yet fails to see...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Obama as the New Sisyphus

For Students 9th - 12th
Reveal how Greek Mythology can play into American politics through this political cartoon, where President Obama is depicted as Sisyphus. Background information gives scholars access to the cartoon's context, and three talking points...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Obama's Baggage

For Students 9th - 12th
Add a little humor to the current happenings of Washington D.C. using this political cartoon analysis handout. A quote serves as context to help learners access the featured cartoon, which depicts President Obama climbing a "reality...
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Political Cartoon Analysis

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze political cartoons. In this primary source analysis lesson, 8th graders access political cartoons on American topics of historical significance and follow the steps presented by their instructor to analyze the...
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Political Cartoon Exit Slip

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this political cartoon worksheet, learners analyze that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1863. Students respond to 2 short answer questions regarding the cartoon.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: All Eyes on the Iowa Caucus

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the primary elections through political cartoons. Three talking points guide deeper thinking as pupils analyze a cartoon, which depicts the 2008 campaigning in Iowa. Analysts identify caricatures, research why winning Iowa is...
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Leaks and Gossip: Examining WikiLeaks Through Political Cartoons

For Students 9th - 12th
Use political cartoons to spice up a discussion on national security! Two cartoons, one by Normal Rockwell in 1948, the other a parody of Rockwell's by Chuck Asay in 2010, depict the dangers of leaking information. Background information...
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Fossil Fuels and the Debt Crisis: Political Cartoons

For Students 9th - 12th
Wondering what dinosaurs have to do with the debt crisis? This analysis handout includes two political cartoons using dinosaur metaphors, and prompts pupils to consider the symbolism to understand the cartoonist's point. You may want to...
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"Big Three" Bailouts

For Students 9th - 12th
What does your class think about big business bailouts by the U.S. Government? Find out with this activity, where learners analyze a political cartoon comparing the "Big Three" automakers with the Greek Myth of Sisyphus. Background...
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Borrowing from the Greek Debt

For Students 9th - 12th
Use political cartoons to help your class understand the European Debt Crisis and visual symbolism. This analysis handout includes two cartoons depicting the crisis and prompts learners to consider possible symbols and allusions to best...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: What's Replacing Our Newspapers?

For Students 9th - 12th
What is happening to print media? Use this political cartoon analysis handout to facilitate pupil exploration of the online-media takeover and the decline of newspapers. Background information gives them context, and 3 talking points...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Grinding to a Halt- The U.S. Economy

For Students 9th - 12th
Using gears as a visual metaphor, this political cartoon analysis activity gives a clear picture of one artist's perspective on the U.S. economy. Background information helps give pupils access to the cartoon's context, and 3 talking...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaign Fundraising

For Students 9th - 12th
Although this political cartoon analysis assignment has your scholars glancing back at the 2008 presidential campaign, its message is relatable anytime. Background information provides context, giving learners access to the cartoon,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Spinning off of Eyjafjallajökull

For Students 9th - 12th
The name itself may have your scholars' heads spinning: Eyjafjallajökull. Its recent volcanic eruption spurred many political cartoons on unrelated topics- using an analysis handout scholars examine the use of metaphor in 2 cartoons...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: What's Next in 2011?

For Students 9th - 12th
Examine the toolbox of political cartoons with this analysis handout, which features a cartoon utilizing satire, sarcasm, and irony as it predicts the current events of 2011. Interestingly, this will also serve to get scholars looking...
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Teaming Up on Health Care

For Students 9th - 12th
Use this political cartoon handout to help pupils understand the role the Blue Dog Coalition plays with regard to Health Care Reform. Football is used metaphorically to represent a player (Blue Dogs) tackling someone on his team (Obama)....
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Illingworth Cartoons: The Second World War

For Students 8th - 12th
For this political cartoon analysis worksheet, learners examine a political cartoon from the World War II era and respond to 4 short answer questions about it.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: General Motors Bailout

For Students 9th - 12th
Bestow background in big business bailouts on your scholars with this political cartoon analysis handout. Two cartoons focus on the General Motors bankruptcy, and its effect on American taxpayers. Background information gives context for...
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Illingworth Cartoons: The Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th
In this political cartoon analysis worksheet, learners examine a political cartoon from the Cold War era and respond to 5 short answer questions about it.