Cartoons for the Classroom: Obama as the New Sisyphus

Reveal how Greek Mythology can play into American politics through this political cartoon, where President Obama is depicted as Sisyphus. Background information gives scholars access to the cartoon's context, and three talking points guide deeper thinking. Questions include the Greek myth allusion, detail analysis, and a look back at recent events for further understanding. Artists' archives are linked for possible extension ideas.

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9th - 12th
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