Cartoons for the Classroom: 2012 Mid-Term Elections

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 information helps learners "read between the lines" for deeper understanding. Three talking points (could also be writing points) guide in analysis. Consider having the class extend the activity by finding and analyzing their own cartoons.

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8th - 12th
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