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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration present a collection of resources that introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate change. The activity examines how solar energy moves wind and water, is...
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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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ABCmouse—Alphabet Jams!

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Tap your toes and get your groove on with a set of individual alphabet letter songs by ABCmouse Early Learning Academy. Not only do the videos teach the letters and model their sounds, they incorporate a different genre of music into...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Sarcasm, Irony, and Satire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Satire, sarcasm, or irony? Editorial cartoons have long been the tool artists use to express their opinions about politics and politicians. Kevin "Kai" Kallaugher's four-panel cartoon offers readers an opportunity to examine how he uses...
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Political Cartoons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: A Parody of Broken Promises

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why are Cartoonists Vital to Democracy

For Students 11th - 12th
A thought-provoking activity doesn't prompt learners to analyze a political cartoon, but rather the importance of political cartoonists in general. They work together and discuss the role cartoonists play in the democratic system. Use...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaign Echoes

For Students 9th - 11th
Get on those thinking caps, because your class is going to analyze a political cartoon related to the 2008 presidential elections. Included is a large image of the cartoon, background information, and three guiding questions which can be...
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Creating a Cartoon of the Philippine-American War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
During the Industrial and commercial expansion of the United States, war broke out between America and the Philippines. Explore conflict, American Imperialism, and political cartoons with this creative project. Learners view the film,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Joseph Wilson Accuses the President

For Students 9th - 12th
Get a fun discussion going with this current events instructional activity, which has scholars analyzing 2 political cartoons about an incident in 2009, when Congressman Joseph Wilson accused President Barack Obama of lying during a...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why is Freedom of Speech a Burning Issue?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the freedom of speech and respond to three short answer questions
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Cartoons for The Classroom: Lame Duck Congress

For Students 9th - 12th
Clear up "lame duck" congressional confusion with this political cartoon analysis worksheet. Background information on the concept's history and current use is provided, and 2 cartoons give a past and present context. Three talking...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis worksheet, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaigns and Gas Pains

For Students 9th - 12th
Even before they are driving, your scholars have heard the ups and downs of gas prices. Assess the political turmoil behind rising prices using this analysis handout, which features a political cartoon from 2006. Background information...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Shine the Light on Your Government

For Students 9th - 12th
What don't we know about our government? Explore the concept of transparency and freedom of information throught this analysis handout, in which scholars examine 2 political cartoons. Background information provides context, explaining...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Presidential Candidates

For Students 11th - 12th
Build critical analysis skills with this cartoon for the classroom. Upper graders answer three critical thinking questions to help them analyze a political cartoon, which depicts how Presidential Candidates are judged and chosen. Put...
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Cartoons in the Classroom: Constitutional Amendments

For Students 11th - 12th
Upper graders use this worksheet to hone their analysis skills and gain a deeper understanding of various constitutional amendments. There are two cartoons to analyze, background information, additional resource links, and three...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. Energy

For Students 9th - 12th
Political cartoons are a poignant way to examine energy sources. This analysis handout has scholars examining a cartoon by Joe Heller (a link to his gallery is included for possible extensions). Background information reminds pupils of...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: 2012 Mid-Term Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
Use a political cartoon to help scholars grasp the significant turnover in Congress following the 2012 mid-term election. A Mike Keefe cartoon uses symbols and current political lingo to convey perspective on the issue, and background...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Climate Change Debate

For Students 9th - 12th
Is global warming all smoke and mirrors? Find out what your scholars think with this handout, which has them analyzing two political cartoons on the topic. Background information gives context, detailing the computer hacking during the...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Berryman, Roosevelt, and the Teddy Bear

For Students 8th - 12th
Do your historians know the story behind the teddy bear? Background information clues learners in to the context of a political cartoon, which depicts Teddy Roosevelt on his famous hunting trip. They will read about renown cartoonist...
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How to Draw the Head on a Cartoon Character

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
As part of the cartoon character series, the artist focuses on drawing the head. He shares with viewers that the chin is one of the most important features of a cartoon's face. Watch this video to practice drawing your cartoon head....
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How to Draw Cartoon Facial Expressions : Basic Cartoon Styles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A fantastic artist thoroughly explains his process of drawing a cartoon. He begins with drawing facial expressions. He draws step-by-step with verbal instructions. This is a great video for your class to follow along.

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