Cartoons for the Classroom: Drawing Attention to Government Secrecy

How much do we know about our government? This engaging topic for teens is made especially interesting through analysis of 2 political cartoons. Background information on Sunshine Week makes the cartoons more accessible, and 3 talking points guide learners into deeper analysis of government secrecy within tyrannical government systems (as well as our own government). Finally, they research the Freedom of Information Act, explaining its importance in shedding light on government actions.

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