Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaign Fundraising

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, which pokes fun at exorbitant wealth in the Republican Party. Three talking points guide deeper thinking as scholars consider symbols and irony within the cartoon. The extension activity has a linked worksheet and would work well as homework.

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