Analyzing Political Cartoons

Analyzing Political Cartoons

Can be used for 9th – 12th students.

Includes: PDF, 1 page

This critical thinking activity asks students to observe and reflect on political cartoons, in order to visually critique and analyze the artist’s message. The lesson can serve as a mini warm-up activity, annotation guide, and be modified to match an English OR History lesson. The graphic organizer lists key terminology for analysis (symbolism, analogy, irony,) followed by a description of the techniques, and lastly, application. Political cartoons/other visual images are not included for purchase, but can be found and properly cited from the Library of Congress education web site.

This is a great help for preparing students for our end of course exams.


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