Cartoons for the Classroom: General Motors Bailout

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Bestow background in big business bailouts on your scholars with this political cartoon analysis handout. Two cartoons focus on the General Motors bankruptcy, and its effect on American taxpayers. Background information gives context for accessibility, and 3 talking points guide deeper analysis. Questions include use of symbolism, and have pupils consider how they might create a cartoon depicting the suddenly smaller GM corporation. Note: Grammatical error in question 1.

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9th - 12th
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