What do cartoonists see in this election?

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Cartoons from the 2008 Presidential election provide the text for a lesson designed to help learners understand how political cartoonists use persuasive techniques to present a point of view.

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Instructional Ideas

  • To update the resource, include political cartoons from the current election
Classroom Considerations

  • The last in a series of eight resources focused on the US presidential process
  • The resource was designed for the 2008 US presidential election

A five-page resource includes a detailed plan, links to online cartoon resources, worksheets, and information about how to analyze political cartoons and the persuasive techniques used.


  • Instructors would need to locate political cartoons of the current election