Teaming Up on Health Care

Use this political cartoon handout to help pupils understand the role the Blue Dog Coalition plays with regard to Health Care Reform. Football is used metaphorically to represent a player (Blue Dogs) tackling someone on his team (Obama). Analysts examine symbolism to better understand the cartoonist's point, and consider what possible "final outcomes" of the game might be. Pair with current events, possibly having learners bring articles about health care to class.

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