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Primary Source Worksheet: John T. McCutcheon, “A Wise Economist Asks a Question”

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No joke! Kids learn how to read political cartoons using McCutcheon's drawing as a starting point and then progressing to other images found online.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask groups to list what the cartoon reveals about New Deal programs and Franklin D. Roosevelt's political views
  • Collect the entire set of worksheets and use periodically as skill-building exercises
  • Sort the worksheets by subject and incorporate into appropriate units
Pros
  • A link to political cartoon website is included
  • The worksheet contains both questions that encourage a close examination of the cartoon as well as a list of suggested activities
Cons
  • None