Cartoons for the Classroom

Political cartoons have been used to decades. What do they symbolize? Why use a political cartoon instead of an editorial piece? Look at the two political cartoons illustrated here and analyze them as a class or in pairs. Consider extending this activity into a debate. Who do you think will win the 2012 election? 

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